The ships chartered by the Canterbury Association at the East India Docks were pictured in the "Illustrated London Times"
The ships chartered by the Canterbury Association at the East India Docks were pictured in the "Illustrated London Times"(May 17 1851) and were from left, the "Bangalore", "Dominion," "Duke of Portland," "Lady Nugent," "Midlothian" and the "Canterbury" - all awaiting departure to New Zealand.
The Bangalore sailed from Gravesend on May 9, 1851, with our Cone family aboard as assisted immigrants. By August the ship was off New Plymouth 97 days out and on the 20th, she berthed at Lyttleton. A medical diary of the voyage was written by Thomas McCheane M D Surgeon. His health care of the passengers is outlined, among his patients, Caroline and Sarah Cone.
On September 14th, the Bangalore having discharged its passengers and freight at Lyttleton, sailed for Wellington where it arrived on September 23rd.
On the 8th of October she sailed for Bombay. It was reported in the Lyttleton Times July 3, 1852 that the ship had been totally wrecked.
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