The Summer Ships

“The best time for colonists to arrive is from October to January; they then arrive in the
summer months, have the summer before them to house themselves, and probably form
a garden, or break up some land and get in a crop.”
– Extract from a Despatch of Captain Thomas, the Canterbury Association’s Chief Surveyor, 15 May 1849.

The First Six Ships sent out from England
by the Canterbury Association in 1850-1851

CHARLOTTE JANE

Information | Passenger List

CRESSY

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RANDOLPH

Information | Passenger List

SIR GEORGE SEYMOUR

Information | Passenger List

CASTLE EDEN

Information | Passenger List

ISABELLA HERCUS

Information | Passenger List


More Information on Shipping

Archives New Zealand, Christchurch hold copies of all existing shipping lists. [Link]
The Canterbury Museum Archives also has a comprehensive list of passengers in and out of the port of Lyttelton.

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