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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 11: Lucky – Crusader to New Zealand

 In December 1874, Captain Renaut sailed his ship The Crusader into Lyttleton Harbour, New Zealand with 374 passengers on board. The Crusader departed from Plymouth on the 25th of September and made the passage in 97 days with very little illness reported. The surgeon-superintendent was Dr. John Guthrie who settled in Christchurch. On the voyage Dr …

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