Author Topic: Arrival "Rangitoto" into New Zealand April 1873  (Read 134 times)

Offline Westee

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Arrival "Rangitoto" into New Zealand April 1873
« on: Monday 13 May 19 05:14 BST (UK) »
On Board was a Jas. W. Merrygold.  He was about 27 yrs old and was listed as a 'Miner'.  Departed Melbourne for Wellington.  There is actually an error on the FamilySearch.org website; as it states the destination was Hokitika which is in error.  Wellington was the destination.

Any information on this Jas. W. Merrygold would be appreciated.  A signature would be very helpful if any of the ships lists had the passengers sign.  Any information on him as a "miner" would be really hepful too.

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currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Arrival "Rangitoto" into New Zealand April 1873
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 May 19 06:41 BST (UK) »
Yes, think it's that same chappy but was trying to be 100% sure -  So am searching for records for him in Australia, and possibly arrival date there.  I wondered if he is accounted for in any mining records in Australia - (as he stated he was a "miner" on the shipping record).