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Petone Settlers Data

This database lets users access primary and secondary source data relating to arrivals from the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and Australia to Wellington (Wellington only and Wellington as first port of call) between 1839-1897.

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Details for Record #38597
Name SARAH
Family Name BOTTOMLEY
Gender M
Date of Birth
Place of Birth C/O MR W. RUDD, GOLDSBRO, NR. KNARESBORO, YORKSHIRE.,YORKS
Date of Death
Place of Death
Notes WELLINGTON 790
Record Source VOGEL
Other Details
Boys name(s) WILLIAM
Boys age(s) 3/12
Girls name(s) ANNE ALICE
Womans age 30
Girls age(s) 3 2
Occupation or calling NIL
Colonial nominated Y
Passage order number 790
Source IM 15/475 'TONGARIRO' NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
Nominator(s) name(s) GODFREY BOTTOMLEY, BUTCHER, HAWKHURST, OPAKI.
Related People
none
Voyage
Voyage Number 6
Is NZCO Voyage? No
Vessel Name TONGARIRO
Date of departure 1885-08-01
Ports of loading PLYMOUTH (4163 TONS)
Date of arrival 1885-09-22
Ports of discharge WELLINGTON - VIA PT. CHALMERS 16/09. WN. TO LYT. ARR: 25/09|
Captain/Officers CAPTN: BONE. TO WN. ARR: 16/10, TO AKL. ARR: 20/10/1885
Unassisted - Cabin/steerage immigrants 0
Assisted immigrants 154
Sources and comments NZS COMBER SHOWS 382 PASSENGERS,AKL: THE COMBER INDEX: WELLINGTON MARITIME MUSEUM. 427,AKL: THE N.Z
Image File TONGARIRO
Image File TONGARIRO
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There are over one thousand vessel/voyages held within the database. The system not only includes information about each voyage, including shipping lists.

The database also includes over 600 supplied family history files, containing photographs of individuals or families that were physically on board the vessel at the time of arrival in Wellington.

The original form of this database was developed in 1990 and has been available for use by the public at the Petone Settlers Museum since 1994. The system was updated to allow improved access in 2006 thanks to the support of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and Hutt City Council.

Currently there are four major emigration periods for which data may be accessed.  These are:

  1. The New Zealand Company Period (1839 - 1850)
  2. The Provincial Government [Wellington] Period (1853 - 1870)
  3. Vogel Government Period (1871 - 1888)
  4. Social Security Period (1886 - 1910 - records currently finished at 1897)
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