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POUT OF AUCKLAND.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. Sept. 28—Herald, 25 tons, Tautari, from the Bay of Islands, with 2 tons bacon, 48 casks potk, 20 bags grass seed, 300 feet sawn timber, 3 casks sundries. Passengers,—Mr. Edmonds, Mr. arid Mrs. Tiece &. 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. Callman, and 3 children, Captain Upton, Mr.'Cook, Mr. Hanley.—T. Bussell, agenr. Sept. 29 —Spencer, brig, 229 tons, J. B. Wootton, from Melbourne. Passengers,—Gapt. Williams, Capt. McKenzie, Messrs. S. A. Wood, George Buckingham, and son, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Messrs. Fletcher, Gr:n -p, McKenzie, Mr. and Mis. Murray, W. Mitchell, Eliza Mitchell, Alexander McKelway,. William Hunt, J. Marshal.—Henderson and McFarlane agents. Sept. 30—Joseph Fletcher, ship, 672 tons, Captain Foster, from London, via New Plymouth.—Brown and Campbell, agents. Sept. 30 —Waterwitch, 10 tons, W„ Jones, from the Bay of Islands, with 10 tons kauri gum, DEPARTURES. Sept. 28—Naid, 22 tons, Monro, for Hokianga, with 5 cwt. rice, 1 bag sugar, 1 ton old rope, 2 cans oil, case gin, 10 bags rice, 5 dozen spades, 10 bags salt, 7 bags biscuit, and sundries. > Sept. 28 —Bori Accord, 17 tons, Cook, for Coromandel, with 6 bags rice, 6 do. sugar, 5 do, biscuit, l package drapery. 6 passengers, . Sept. 29—Sally-Brass, 18 tons, Lloyd, for 'Motu Tapq, Sept. 29 —Iraaum, barque, 275 tons, B, H. Waters, for Melbourne. Passengers,—Jas, McDonald, Cbns. McDonald, Jas. Sheriff, J. Mordon. Wm. Scott, R. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Stowe, and 2 children, Miss Stowe, Mrs. Washbox, and 2 children.—Bain and Bum, agents. Sept. 3*o ■— Hawk-head, 22 tons, R. Lawrie, from Mahurangi, with 2 casks sundries, 1 cask beef, 4 bags flour 2 do, sugar, 4 gallons rum. CLEARED OUT. Sept. 29—Hargraves, brig 186 tons, F. A. Levin, from Macukau, for Geelong, and Melbourne. Passengers Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson, 2 ,children & servant, Messrs, B. Simmons, H. Upton, Mrs. Smithson, Messrs. G. L. Allport, A. Johnson, Grifhihs.R, Price, J. Price, J. McGee, Hugnet, Nicholas, Mr. Pierre, J. Didirr. —C. Davis, agent, . , IMPORTS—FOREIGN. Per Joseph Fletcher, ship, from London;—2oo bags Brown & Campbell, 10 hhds,, W. S. Grahame. 101) cases, S. Brown, 6 casks Walter Brodie, 50 cases, AY. S. Grahame, 13 casks, Brown & Campbell, 125 cases, order, 25 casks, Brown & Campbell, 20 casks, 3 hhds., 14 casks, Bain & : I3nr.lt, 100 cases, 100 do. W. S. Grahame, 4 qr.-casks, 1 hhcl. do., 1 do,, Gilfillau & Co., 1 case C. Joslin, 5 bales, Brown & Campbell, 2 bales, 1 do. Gibson & Mitchell, 1 box, A. Clark. 42 camp ovens, 205 pots, 1 bale, Brown & Campboll, 2 bales, 2 boxes, Gibson & Mitchell, 1 case, T. S. Forsaith, 8 cases, 4 casks, Gibson & Mitchell, 3 cases, 1 bale, order, 1 box, A. Clark, 2 bales, 6 do, Gibson & Mitchel, 1 box 3 bales, Watford, 1 bale, order, 1 case, i trunk, 1 case, 2 boxes, 1 bale, J, A, Gilfillan & Co. 1 case, 20 barrels, 30 grindstones, 44coils, 2 bags, 12 crates, 1 case, I bale, 4 do. 5 kegs, 2 casks, J. Burnett, 1 case as addressed, 1 case, as addressed, 2 do. order, 2 casks, 7 crates, J, Newman, 2 cases W. Brodie, 1 case/ as addressed, i as addressed, 8 cases, A. Asher ; 40 cases , D. Nathan; 7 bundles oader. I bale 9 cases, T. Buddie; 1 cask, 2 boxes, Brown & Campbell; 5 cases 1 bale order, I cask, Gibson & Mitchell; 2 casks, as addressed, 1 bag, 1 bos, 6 bales, Brown & Campbell; 1 box order, 7 bales, 9 ditto* Gibson & Mitchell; 5 hhds. Brown & Campbell; 3 hhds., D. Nathan; 7 cases, 3 bales, 1 case, 1 bale, 2 cases, D. Nathan ; 1 bale, 2 cases, 3 trunks, 1 case, A. & R, Keesing ; 44 cases, 2 bales, 1 case, order, 4 casks, W. S. Grahame; 50 boxes order, 1 case, as addressed,; 4 bales, Connell & Ridings; 1 case, Gibson & Mitchell ; 1 box 3 bales, order, |2 furnaces, Brown & Campbell; 1 case, i bale, Connell & Ridings ; 2 cases, as addressed; 1 do. a? addressed'; 1 do.as addressed; I do. as addressed ,; 1 do. as addressed ; 4 bales, Brown & Campbell; 3 bales, 1 do, 7 casks, 1 case, order, 17 bales, Rev. W. Lawry; 1 box, J. H. Wilson; 1 bale, Brown & Campbell; 1 case, A. Clark ; 1 cask, as addressed; 2 cases, 482 bars, 92 bundleo, 1 crate, order, 1 case, Brown &|Carapbell; |2 bales,do,, 2cases, 2 bales, Gibsori ic Mitchell; 6 hales, 3 bundles, 1 bos, 6 packages, 8 casks, order, 1 bale, 1 case, T, S. Forsaith; 2 cases, order, 1 bale, Gibson & Mitchell ; 1 box, Brown (Campball; J case, Gibson & Mitchell ; 1 bhd. 47 bales, 4 barrels 4 do* W,S. Grahame; 8 tierce?, 4 do.,

• , I B WTvn'-'Sc'fCaWip bp’.s> iibds. i 0 barrels, 3 qr.'casits, |1 libil.'fi qr.-casks Bain & f.Burtt; 18 cases 1 cask, Gibson & -Mitchell; i 1.0. hhds., order, W. S. Gr.abanve ; 16 packages government stores. • TP-er. Spencer, brigv 'from - Melbourne ; —2O barrels ■ bread, io do. rosin, 3 cases, boots, 28 bags rice, 30 bags, sugar, 50 boxes tea, 1 package leather.' EXPORTS FOREIGN. Per Hargraves, brig, for Geelong and Melbourne : part of original cargo from Sydney, viz. 4 kegs tobacco, shipped at Auckland, 7 hhds beer, 1 lihd. crockery, cases tent rope’s ; shipped at Manukau, tons bacon, 1 cask lard, 50 live pigs, 10 tons potatoes, 100,000 feet sawn timber, 2066 posts and rails, 175, bundles shingles, 452 bundles palngs, 200 bundle shingles. Vessels in Harbour. H.M.S. Calliope, 26 guns; Captain Sir Everard Home, Bart. ~... - H. M. Surveying Schooner Pandora, 6 guns, Capt. Drury, from the Coast. Cress well, barque, 574 tons, Captain Barnett, arrived from London, discharging.—Brown & Campbell,agents. Daniel Webster, barque, 300 tons, Captain Dunning, loading for Sydney.—J. Salmon & Co. agents. Delmar, barque, 238 tons, Captain Thayer, sails on Monday, for Melbourne.—J. A. GilfilLam & Co. agents. Gazelle, schooner, 175 tons. Captain McKenzie, laid on for Melbourne. —Brown Sc Campbell, agents. Gratitude, barque, 221 tons, Captain Smith, arrived from the New Hebrides.—Coombes & Daldy, agents. Invincible, barque, 290 tons, J, C. Martin, loading for Melbourne.—Henderson and Macfarlane, agents. John Wesley, missionary brig, Capt; Ryle about to sail for the Friendly and Feejee Islands. —W. S. Grahame, agent. Joseph Fletcher, ship, 672 tens, J. Foster, arrived from London.— Brown & Campbell, agents Kirkwood, brig, 136 tons. E. Courtenay, discharging from Melbourne.—J. A. Langford, Agents. Marmora, schooner, 136 tons, Captain Kelly, sails on Monday, for Sydney,—J. Salmon & Co. agents. Spencer, brig, 222 tons, J. B. Wool ton, arrived from Melbourne.—Henderson Sc' Macfarlane; agents. Vessels Expected to Arrive. From London. Aztic, barque, 474 tons, Captain Wright, was to sail 28th July. Hamilla Mitchell, ship, 510 tons, Captain Holmes, was to sail 6th August. From Sydney. H.M.S. Fantome, 12 guns, Captain Gennys. Waterlilly, schooner, Captain Hayes. Algerine, brig, Captain Brooks. Commodore, barque, Captain Broadfoot. Galatea, barque, Captain Thompson. , . Heather Bell, brig, Captain Jones. From Melbourne. Kestrel, brig, Captain Wallace. Dolores, barque, Captain Throop. Waterwitch, brig, Captain Bennett. From Wellington and Nelson. H.M. Government brig, Victoria, Captain Deck. From Newcastle N.S.W. Edward, ship, Captain Mosher. The sail announced in our last as signalled to the northward on Tuesday evening,wasthe brig Spencerfrom Melbourne, which on that evening put in at Kawau, to land Captains Williams and Mackenzie, of the Company’s .new mining staff, who had been despatched by the India route and arrived at Melbourne by die Shanghai a day or two before the Spencer sailed. The ship Edward, which loaded at Wangaroa not long since, had sailed from Melbourne on the 12th Sept, for Newcastle. The brig Algerine, Captain Brooks, was advertised at Melbourne for Sydney, thence for Auckland. The steamer Governor Wynyard was again under offer for sale. Amongst recent arrivals at Melbourne we notice one of the most remarkable yet recorded—that of the Hercules, from Dundee on Ist Sept. This little vessel , only measures forty tons, and has come out to ply as a steam-tug.'’ In addition to her machinery, which she had on board, she brought out a full cargo of merchandize and two female passengers,. She formerly plied as a steam-tug on the Tay, and sailed from Dundee on the 13th April, thus making the voyage under 4.} months. We are aware of several small crafts hence having gone to Melbourne ; amongst others the Governor Wynyard, of 25 tons and the Pomona, of 15 tons, but the Hercules, of 40 tons, .-from Dundee, outstrips them all in the daring enterprise of the venture. The Joseph Fletcher, which arrived yesterday morning, sailed from London on the 20th June, and reached New Plymouth on the 17th ult., after a fine passage of 89 days. Whilst she lay in the roadstead at New Plymouth the weather was very boisterous and became so bad that the Captain was obliged to run for sea before he could re-obtain possession of bis; ship’s paper from the Customs there, or of the portion of his English mail for this port; and after laying off and’ on the coast for two or three days in hopes of being able to return to the roadstead, he was at length obliged to leave on Monday evening last. The consequence is that the vessel-has arrived here without her original manifest or mail. She has brought out 135 passengers, of whom about 60 were landed at Taranaki, and the others have come on to Auckland, but we have been unable as yet to obtain a list of their names. There are fourteemniners for the Kawau on board.

Parties in the Australian trade will be interested in knowing that the trial trip of the Great Britain, auxiliary screw steam-ship, for the purpose of testing the capabilities of her hew screw, and more especially her sailing powers under her new rig—a full clipper ship, has been perfectly satisfactory. Captain Clapton, Wm. Patterson, Esq., the builder of the Great Britain, and several other gentlemen of great nauticial experience, went; out to witness the; vessel’s performances, which toolr; place in the Irish-Chan-nel on Monday and Tuesday, and-,all without exception gave it as their opinion, we,sre informed, that the patent screw was demonstrated by the results, to be a great improvement ; but the most agreeable surprise to all on board was the “doings” of this leviathan under canvas ; in fact, we are informed, that it leaves not the shadow of a doubt, but that if those screw steamships in the Australian trade which have been built like this ship on clipper “ lines,” were transformed, as the Great Britain has been, from a screw steamer with the assistance of canvas in fine weather and with fair winds, to a sailing ship with auxiliary screw steam power in bad weather, foul winds, and calms, our southern possessions may with regularity be reached under sixty days. , The Great Britain’s antecedents under steam are well known to have exceeded the expectations of her most sanguine admirers. It is therefore superfluous to give any quotations from her log under steam only; suffice it to say that she sailed as fast and steered even better than she did on her voyage from New York last spring. The foggy state of the weather did not permit iho vessel being tried “with a wind,” but “on a wind” she showed on the patent log 10 nautical miles per hour under canvas, screw fixed upright, motionless—with Steam lbs. pressure, and canvass, I2J nautical miles per hour ; hence it is inferred by those able to give a sound opinion on nautical subjects, that with steam arid canvas set “ with a wind,” 14-| nautical miles per hour may with confidence be expected. —Sun, July 6.

The Great Britain. —The letter given below maybe found interesting, as this far-famed steam-ship will soon ride again into the waters of Hobson’s Bay:— “ Great Britain steam-ship, Liverpool, sth July. 1853. —I have much pleasure in congratulating you on the, successful trial trip of the Great Britain which terminated this day at ten a,in., “The Ghip having been well tried under canvass, without the aid of steam, and the results being so favourable, both in stays and wearing, 1 doubt not her making a most rapid passage, even were she altogether dispossessed of her machinery. “ After leaving the Sandon Dock, yesterday, with a strong wind at W.S.W., we set on full speed 10 lbs. pressure on the boilers, ship drawing 17 feet 10 inches aft, 16 feet 5 inches forward; passed the Rock Lighthouse at 10.30. and proceeded through the Rock Channel, passing the NLW. Lightship at 11.56, a.m.; thus making the distance in 1 h<ur 6 minutes, against a very strong bieeze, with all the masts and yards aloft; engines performing 17£ revolutions per minute., The ship was then put under fore and aft canvass, which increased the speed nearly one knot ail hour. ‘The ship was then pul under square-sails, and tested well with and without steam. The result of the former, with the ship close-hauled, was from 12 to 12£ knots; and without steam, (screw vertical,) from 9-j to 10 knots, carrying whole topsails, fore and main topgallant sails, and courses, the ship showing the greatest stability under a press of canvass, and the action much admired by all on board, especially the nautical men, who were not backward in drawing comparisons with their own ships. “Night coming on, and the weather thick, we tacked 1 at 5.30. p.m. the loom of the Isle of Man in sight, and

sailed back to Point Lynas, which wo made at 10.30., n m be*Him’ W.S.W , distance about five or six miles, ES*K&I sail lor,the night. Wore «h.u during the time to st m the tide, under topsails and Jibs At daylight to-day moderate winds and hazy ; set all plain "sad by the wind, tacked and wore ship with great ease under perfect command of her helm, the screw xe vertically; after which the course was shaped for Liverpool, at 5.10. a.m., under sail only, The wind I haying moderated, we then tried three boilers w ic I oave a speed of ton knots. The sail was taken in as ■ the wind moderated, and latterly we were reduced to j steam'alone, which we tried in various wavs; to get results in speed and coal consumption, all of whic a was highly pleased with ;Jalso with the propeller That Las been attached, to which I owe the sailing qualities of the ship, as well as the steering. I have not bad tlie opportunity of comparing its speed with the old screw, but I firmly believe the results are as good, if not better. . “I am convinced, gentlemen, tbat the Great Britain, under her new rig, will now be able to make a most successful voyag’e. —I remain, dear sirs, youir respectfully. _ ’ (Signed) “ Bern are R. Matthews. Messrs. Gibbs, Bright, and Co.” .

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POUT OF AUCKLAND., New Zealander, Volume 9, Issue 779, 1 October 1853

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