Account of journey from London to New Zealand via Cape Of Good Hope, October 1873 to January 1874.
From the diary of John Thomas Searle, Swiss Cottage, Kent Road, St. Denys, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Father of Walter E. Searle, later of Oamaru, New Zealand.
John Thomas Searle started on the London and South Western Railway March 1854. Left the service October 22, 1873.
Joined the ship “Dunfillan” (853 tons) in the South West India Docks, London October 23, 1873.
Left Gravesend Sunday a.m. October 26, Captain Kerr, 158 passengers.
Arrived in Dunedin, Friday January 16th 1874 with family.
As at 8th October 1873:
John Thomas Searle age 40
Sarah Ann Searle age 40
Fanny Eliza age 16
Emma Jane age 14
Alice Margaret age 11
John Samuel Napoleon age 7
Walter Ernest age 5
Henry Seymour age 2