Emigration to New Zealand

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Most of our ancestors came to New Zealand in the 19th century. This was a time of great development and beginings in New Zealand. The NZ government conducted several programmes of assisted immigration for people from UK and Europe.

The table below summarises the info we have on their journeys to New Zealand.

ShipDepartedArrivedPeopleFrom
Auckland
29 Dec 1858
William Henry and Eliza (nee Crane) Berry
with children Eliza, Julia, Emma and William
England
Cresswell London
27 May 1859
Lyttelton
12 September 1859
Charles and Sarah (nee Keeling) Wainwright and daughter Sarah Ann Notts, England
Queen of the Mersey London
3 July 1862
Lyttelton
19 October 1862
David and Margaret (nee Stephenson) Shaw Stirlingshire, Scotland
circa 1860 William Robert Emms Wells-Next-The-Sea
Norfolk, England
circa 1855 Evan Frederick and Mary Jones
with daughter Amelia Emma Jones
Audlem, Cheshire, England
circa 1868 John Harper Morris Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire, England
before 1871 John and Margaret (nee Doherty) Clarke, and children Lucy and George Tasmania
Zealandia London
15 June 1858
Lyttleton 20 September 1858 William and Sarah Berry, with children Walter, Sarah Ann, Frederick and Emma Oxfordshire
Soukar? 1882? 1883? Annie Roberts Waddingham, Lincolnshire
Soukar London
8 October 1882
Lyttelton
13 January 1883
William and Elizabeth (nee Hiscock) Hewett, and son Samuel
Robert and Elizabeth (nee Hewett) Gainsford and children
Jack Hewett
Harlington, Middlesex, England
January 1885 Alexander Penney Culross, Perthshire, Scotland

Updated: 9 January 2011
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