My gg grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth Harris travelled to NZ in 1859 on the clipper ship the Tornado. This blog contains the story of that journey and the people on it, told mainly through the diaries of Alexander Campbell, Thomas Booth and a "Glasgow Emigrant" as well as other information I have stumbled over from time to time.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
17 July 1859
July 17th. Sabbath. A very fine morning and a moderate breeze which
improved very much in the afterpart of the day with occasional squalls
and much worse at bed time. His Rev. The churchman held service this
morning but nothing after as expect on account of the heavy weather
which continued all day rendering it impractical for us also. About
noon a sail was seen at a distance bending for America.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.