Family Passengers
The Zealandia (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Peter Griebell, 28, Farm Labourer, Bavaria and
Maria Griebell, 22, Dairymaid, Bavaria
The Voyage, 1870
The Zealandia departed from London on 23 September 1870 and arrived at Lyttelton on 23 December 1870. She was in command of Captain James White, late of the Blue Jacket. The voyage was in 89/91 days and during the passage she made 5044 miles in 17 consecutive days.
The Ship
1615 gross tons, length 215.6ft x beam 35.1ft (65.71m x 10.7m), three masted, full rigged ship, iron hull.

Built by C. Connell, Glasgow in 1869 for Shaw Savill & Co, she started her maiden voyage from the UK via the Cape to New Zealand on 28th Aug. 1869 and arrived there in 84 days.

The ship was noted for it's excellent passenger accommodation which included a ladies saloon. In 1877 she collided with the ELLEN LAMB but was repaired. Transferred to Shaw Savill & Albion on the formation of the company in 1882, she was reduced to a barque. Sold to Sweden in 1903 and renamed KALEVA in 1908. She later became Russian owned and in 1911 stranded on the coast of Northumberland. She was last recorded as a barge at St. John, NB owned by Charles Brister & Son, Halifax, NS. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, Shaw Savill & Albion]

The Passenger List
Notes & References
  1. Denise & Peter's web page