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BALLOCHMYLE FROM LONDON.

The ship signalled on Sunday, proved to be tho Ballodnnyle, from London, with immigrants, and sho came up to an anchorage on Monday afternoon off Ehodea' Bay. Tho

health officers, Drs. Donald and Rouse, proceeded down to the vessel, and as there was no siekne33 on board she was at once cleared. The Bhip, which is a new one and on her maiden voyage, is a fine model, and is well fitted throughout. Her cabins are roomy and well furnished, and she ha3 a large poop cabin for the saloon passengers. The ship was built and launched in January last, and was built by Mr William Watson. Her length is 245ft. ; beam, 38Jffc. ; 'tween decks, 9ft. ; depth of hold, 23ft. On making the usual inspection everything was found in admirable order. The immigrants' compartments throughout were scrupulously clean. The 'tween deck are lofty and well lighted and admirably ventilated. There wa3 an improvement in the married persons' compartment, the berths being high boarded and curtained, thus giving to each married couple great privacy. The ship has a large condensor, which has acted fairly during the passage, but the galley for the immigrants could have been better. The immigrants look extremely well, and appear excellently suited to the requirements of the colony. The Surgeon Superintendent (Dr Smyth) is an old friend, he having come out with several immigrant ships, and in this case he has again been fortunate — no disease having occurred during the voyage. During the passage, five deaths occurred, three of infants from diarrhota and one from a scald, a pannikin of boiling tea being accidenfcly knocked over it. One adult — a female — died from heart disease. There have been three births during the voyage. The single girls, who come out in charge of Mrs Reardon, are well spoken of. The voyage appears to have been a very pleasant one —concerts and amusements of various kinds having taken place. During the afternoon, tho ship was visited by tho Commissioners and his Honor the Superintendent, and Mr Holloway ; the latter expressed himself highly pleased with the arrangements, especially in the intermediate compartments. In addition to the Government immigrants, the ship brings a full complement of cabin passengers. The ship has a large cargo, and comes consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company. The following is the Captain's report : — Left Gravesend on Feb. 25, called at Plymouth, and embarked 502 immigrants and passengers ; landed pilot, and left the Start on March 4, with fine fresh breeze. The N.E. trades were moderate, and the Equator was crossed on March 29; had light S.E. trades; passed Cape do Verde Island on March 18; ran down the eastings from 40 deg j;p 48 deg.; passed the meridian of " theCape on April 29, the weather being squally ; when off the Tasmanian coast, encouatered strong winds and heavy squalls, with high seas ; passed the Snares on May 27 ; had thick weather until sighting the Peninsula on May 29; thence had northerly winds, and anchored at 2 p.m. on Juno 1, making the passage from Plymouth to tho Snares in 84 days. Tho following vessels were spoken during tho passage : — March 29 — Unkomanzi, barque, from London to Port Natal ; Ulva, barque, from Cardiff to Singapore; Glencoyne, of Whitehaven, homeward bound.

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Star, Star, Issue 1947, 2 June 1874

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BALLOCHMYLE FROM LONDON. Star, Issue 1947, 2 June 1874

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