Maybe a short engagement before marrying someone from Steerage ?
Otago Daily Times , Issue 1285, 9 February 1866, Page 4
SHIPPING. PORT CHALMERS. February. 8
Alhambra, ss, 497; tons, J. M'Lean, from Melbourne via Bluff. cargo and passengers.;
PASSENGER LIST. Per Alhambra, from Melbourne: Mr and Mrs Reid, Mr and Mrs Hawkes and 3 children, Mrs Fitzgerald and child, Miss Cantle, Mrs Pike, Miss Mackwortb, Mrs Wallace and child, Mis Chevallier, Mr and, Mrs M'lntyre, Miss Rook, Messrs Langley, Boyer, Wright, Ross, Westby, Perring, M'Kellar, J. M'Kelhr, Matson, Solomon,; Black, Rev E. Puckle, W. S. Puckle, Pritchard, Yates, Smith, Thompson and 40 in the steerage.