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F Cowling. Passenger. S S Rimutaka. 1887

brentor boy

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According to a press report, F Cowling was a passenger on S S Rotarua when she sailed from Onehunga, Auckland, on 8 Feb 1887, to connect with S S Rimutaka, scheduled to sail from Wellington on 10 February, bound for London.

Is there a passenger list for either vessel that gives additional information that might help to identify the passenger - full name; age; occupation; residence: or destination?

I am interested in Frederick Cowling, miner, of Thames. In 1886 he was living in Owen Street, Thames. The next reference I can find for him is his marriage in 1892. Did he make a visit to England in the interim?
 

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In a newspaper report, dated 11February 1887, Frederick Cowling is named as a passenger on the departed S S Rimutaka.
Is it possible that he was a miner from Thames, aged 34, bound for Plymouth?
 

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All UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists 1887 results for Cowling = only Collingwood.

I've not seen any passenger lists for vessels travelling between NZ ports.
 

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NZ shipping records are such that you almost need to know the name of the vessel and the date of arrival and arrival port. A starting point as you have found is a mention in a newspaper.

I'm a bit surprised there seems to be no matching Cowling on the UK arrivals.

It would take many hours but an arrival in say Auckand for a F Cowling between 1887 and 1892 might be found if existing passenger lists for that period were searched.

I checked some and not all the links are working so no way of knowing for sure.
 
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There’s this F Cowling.

Event date1924
Event place New Zealand
Age 49
M
British
Occupation mining engineer
Where from. Whither bound. Sydney
Port of Wellington
Ship name UliMaroa
 

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