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Auckland star
ship, 1189,
Capt. Millman, 
from London. 
Passengers (Families) 315
Andrew    43 from Lanark Bootmaker
Jessie    43  
Jeanie    17 T/F to single women  
Mary      16 T/F to single women  
William   14 T/F to single men  
Jessie    12 T/F to single women  
Andrew     9   
Thomas     6 

Eldest child John  remained in Scotland 
Emigrated to USA 1892

Auckland Star, 1st March 1884
Immigrants for Auckland per Rangitikei 341 passengers
The ship Rangitikei, which sailed from Plymouth for Auckland 
on December 19th brings 312 govement immigrants for this port, 
and 29 for Hawkes Bay, making a total of 341 souls, equal to 
300 statute adults.
Andrew and Jessie Mocur, Andrew and Thomas Moncur
Single Men:   Wiliam Moncur
Single Women: Jeanie, Mary and Jessie Moncur

Auckland Star 15th April 1884
A Lengthy Passage
At 2 p.m., the Rangitikei, which had been towed up by the steamer Wellington, dropped anchor off the end of Queen street wharf, thus concluding a lengthy voyage of 123 days from London.
The Rangitikei left London on December l6th, passed Plymouth three days later, and experienced light and contrary winds almost throughout the whole voyage. The trade winds were very bad, and it has not until sight of land that anything like a fair breeze was experienced. The Equator was crossed on January 26th, and Tasmania was raised about six weeks ago. The North Cape of New Zealand was sighted 12 days ago, and since then the vessel has been knocking about the coast. The passengers, who are in good health, speak of tho voyage as a very monotonous one, and they are by no means delighted with their treatment upon arrival. Instead of the Health Officer Inspecting the vessel directly she came up harbour, he was attending on inquest at Newmarket, and was therefore not expected to come off until 7 or 8 o'clock. This comes of too much work being required of Dr. Philson, a very able gentleman, but unfortunately unable to be ubiquitous.
The following deaths occurred during tho voyage:-
Friday, 7th March, A. M. Macantea, weak action of the heart;
Sunday, 9th March, Margaret Marker, aged one year
Sunday, 23rd March, infant named Slater, aged about one year
Saturday, 12th April, Hannan Murray, aged three years.
Two births havo aleo to bo recorded, the happy mothers being Mesdame J. K. Harker, and Slater.
The following ia a list of the Rangitikei's officers :-
Chief Officer; Mr Budd, Second Officer; Mr Nowman, Third Officer; Mr Malcolm. Dr. Benthain is the medical superintendent, and Mrs Reid occupies the position of matron.
The Rangitikei will probably be berthed at the wharf to-morrow morning.

New Zealand Herald, 16th April 1884 page 4

The 'good ship' Rangitikei, the arrival of which off Tiritiri on Monday night we announced in our yesterday's issue, reached an anchorage off the Queen-street Wharf shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday but had it not been for the assistance of the s.s.Wellington, which proceeded down to her during the morning, her arrival would have been prolonged to some hours later.
Although it was known to us that the ship was off Tiritiri at 8 p.m. on Monday evening, nothing was publicly known of the ship's close proximity (other than through our columns) until 10 a.m. yesterday, when the signal of a ship 'inside Tiri' was hoisted. Even then the name of the vessel was not signalled. At no time were her numbers shown during yesterday. If the Tiritiri telegraphic communication is to be of any use, some other and better arrangements must be adopted. Upon the present occasion the Rangitikei had to contend, against such unfavourable weather that her passage has been prolonged to 117 days - a long trip for such a vessel.

Naturally her worthy commander has chafed under the enforced delay; but if her passage has been a long one it has not been an unpleasant one and the ship comes into port clean and trim, as do, in fact, all of the vessels of this well known company. Whilst the ship has been guided by the same careful hand that last visited this port with her, there are a few slight alterations in the personnel of her officers. Her chief officer, upon this trip, is Mr E J BUDD, her second being Mr A W NEWMAN and the third officer Mr Thomas MALCOLM.

The immigrants which the Rangitikeihas brought to our shores are all a healthy and respectable looking class and Captain MILMAN speaks most highly of them, their demeanour throughout having been all that he could desire.

As we yesterday stated, the passengers have all arrived in excellent health, the only cases of sickness that occurred being principally amongst the children. Four deaths unfortunately occurred, three during the month of March and one in the present month. Two births took place.
Some delay was experienced yesterday Mr Dr PHILSON visited the ship; as owing to his being detained at an inquest, he didn't reach the ship until 4.30 p.m. Dr PHILSON was then accompanied by Mr O MAYS the Immigration Officer and Captain BURGESS, the Harbourmaster. All the passengers were mustered and the usual "march past" took place, and after a careful visit to the various quarters of the passengers, Dr PHILSON gave Captain MILMAN a "clean bill", much to the joy of the passengers. Dr Newton BENTHAM was in charge of the immigrants and Mrs H REID acted as matron over the single girls.

The ship is to be brought alongside the Queen-street Wharf today, when the immigrants' luggage etc. will be landed. Yesterday we stated that the passage was greatly prolonged by adverse winds from Tasmania. The following is a more detailed account of the voyage: The Rangitikei left Plymouth at 5.30 p.m. on December 19th last, wind north-west, weather squally. Fine weather prevailed with winds veering from south-east to south-west, until the north-east trades were obtained, in latitude 16 deg. north. They proved very light and were lost in latitude 3 deg. north; thence to the equator, which was crossed on January 26th, light southerly and south-west winds. The south-east trades were then fallen in with and carried with brisk breezes to latitude 16 deg. south. Variable winds were then experienced to the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope, passed on February 24th and continued with slight intermission during the whole time the casting was being made. Passed Cape Lewin on March 17th and rounded Tasmania on March 27th, no steady winds prevailing; since passing Tasmania east and south-east, winds have been predominant, with unsettled weather. Sighted the Three Kings on April 8th. Taken throughout, the passage has been a most uneventful one, the only remarkable feature being the fine weather which has prevailed, coupled with the adverse winds and calms.

Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume V, Issue 774, 17 April 1884, Page 2, col 6
The ship Rangitikei had four deaths and three births on her passage out,
and fourty three cases of measles, but no deaths from it.
The last case of Measles occured twenty-two days before comming into port. 

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