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From Sydney to New Zealand - 1881

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The vessel "City of New York", from New. York and San Francisco, docked in Sydney on 30 August 1881, en route for New Zealand. Among the passengers going on to NZ was "F Cowling". I would like to be able to identify this individual more fully.

Does a more informative passenger list for this final leg exist?

Is there any record of the ship's arrival in New Zealand (probably Aukckland but possibly Port Chalmers)which provides details of the passengers disembarking?

I am looking for a Frederick Cowling, b 1853, a miner, who emigrated to New Zealand at around this time. Any small detail that might help me in my quest will be much appreciated.
 

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The 'City of New York' does not appear on lots of lists because it was a mail and cargo ship and not an immigrant ship.

AUCKLAND STAR, VOLUME XII, ISSUE 3488, 11 OCTOBER 1881
ARRIVALS TO-DAY
City of New York P.M.s.s., Cobborn, from Sydney

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18811012.2.10?query=city of new york

NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME XVIII, ISSUE 6210, 12 OCTOBER 1881
DEPARTURE OF THE P.M. S.S. CITY OF NEW YORK FOR SAN FRANCISCO.

"We are indebted to Mr. B. T. Platt, purser, for the following report of the passage from Sydney -.—Discharged Sydney pilot on October 6th at 3.45 p.m. On Sunday, October 9th, at 9.15 a.m., met the Union S.S. Co.'s steamer Hero, bound to the westward. On October 10th, at 9.25 a.m., Three Kings abeam ; at 1 p.m. North C.ipe abeam; at 7.30 p.m. Cape ]>rett abaa'n. Arrived at Auckland on October 11th at 3.55 a.m. Experienced strong south to south-west winds throughout the passage. The City of New York left for Honolulu and San Francisco at 4.45 yesterday afternoon.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/THD18811012.2.3.3?query=city of new york

Auckland, Oct. 11. Arrived — City of New York, s.s., from Sydney, at two this morning. Sailed — City of New York, s.s., for San Francisco. She brought neither passengers nor cargo,for Auckland. Edith, for Rarotonga.
 
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https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/THS18810824.2.12?query=city of new york

ARRIVAL OF THE CITY of NEW YORK WITH THE EUROPEAN & AMERICAN MAILS VIA SAN FRANCISCO
AUCKLAND.
This day. The City of New York arrived at two this morning. Passengers for New Zealand—Mr and Mrs Hadfield, Miss Agnes Pendergast, Mrs Weedon, Mrs Green ; Messrs Price and Jarvis, and six steerage. Cargo—1170 cases salmon, 25 flasks quicksilver, and a quantity of miscellaneous cargo.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/GRA18810825.2.13?query=city of new york

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS18810824.2.3.7?query=city of new york
 
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Dave, many thanks for that wealth of information. Although it did not give me what I was hoping for, I have looked at it in detail and find myself a little confused. I have extracted the following from the links you provided:-

#2 Arrival on 23/4 August. Departure on 6 October both advertised and reported
#3. Arrived and departed 11 October
#4 Arrived 23 August.

And how does all this tie in with the report of her arrival in Sydney from San Francisco on 30 August?

I don't expect you to have the answers, and it will not help my research anyway, but it is all a little perplexing.
 

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I'll pull up the pages and add the dates.

SF - arrived Auckland 24 Aug - arrived Sydney 11 pm 29 Aug (delay) Departed Sydney 6 Oct - arrived Auckland 11 Oct - SF

Arrival in Auckland from SF lists passengers except those in steerage.

Arrival in Auckland from Sydney reported no passengers. Perhaps it means it carried only steerage.

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