Ship HANOVER (1862/65)
Master: Captain H.H.Rich
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt in 1859 & yellow metal in 1860; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 1,045 tons
Construction: 1853, Marshall in Shields on Tyneside; repairs to damages in 1855; vessel lengthened in 1859
Owners: George Marshal & Co
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
The HANOVER left the East India Docks on May 29, the Downs on June 3 and took her departure from Start Point on June 4.
arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on Sept. 17 1862 having 336 souls on board.
Her passengers were some of the first pioneers of the Albert Land,
Non-Conformist Colony to settle at Port Albert, on the Kaipara Harbour in New
Zealand. During the voyage one child died and there was one birth. The
following names appeared on the passenger list:
the days of sail, the Downs was an important anchorage and pilot station. It
is just off the East Kent coast, sheltered by high ground to the West and the
Goodwin Sands some 6 miles offshore to the East. Ships with a favourable wind
outward bound from London would often have to wait here for days or longer
until the wind direction changed before making their way westward down the
English Channel. Conversely inward bound ships would also have to wait here
before entering the Thames Estuary.
nearest coastal town is Deal at which Lloyd's and many shipping companies and
foreign embassies maintained signal stations to communicate with ships by
courtesty of Chris Lidgard.-mailto:[email protected]
Sir Henry Brett, 1842-1927 Albertlanders: brave pioneers of the sixties.
Published 1927 by Brett. 436 pages. Reprinted by Caper Press 1979.
Brookes, Edwin Stanley, 1840?-1904. Bachelor Block : a story of Albertland.1995.
Auckland Star early 1925. Articles on the Albertland settlement.
Mabbet, H. The Rock and the Sky The Story of Rodney County. Wilson & Horton Ltd,