Departed London on the 7th July 1879 and arrived at Wellington, New Zealand on the 17th October 1879
The Zealandia was a Shaw Savil Co Ship that was built in 1869. She was said to be a beautiful ship designed to carry passengers. Her salon was spacious and lofty and her cabins were larger than normal and had extra portholes. She provided some special cabins for families and she also had a saloon for women. After completing 31 voyages the Zealandia was sold to the Russians and after being stranded in 1911 was sold to a Nova Scotia firm.
PASSENGER LIST: 1879
George Glover - aged 36 Farm Labourer
Mary J Glover - aged 33
Grace Glover - aged 8
Charles Glover - aged 6
Thomas Ellery- aged 32 - Farm Labourer
Agnes Ellery - aged 32 - (nee Hamley)
Mary A Ellery - aged 7
Ida B Ellery - aged 6
Agnes Ellery - aged 4
Alfred Ellery - aged 2
Arthur Ellery - aged 7 months
The Glover and Ellery families were well acquainted with each other prior to the voyage. Thomas Ellery (listed on Zealandia passenger list) sailed to New Zealand on the same ship as George Glover (also listed on the Zealandia passenger list). Thomas & George were in fact brother inlaws. George Glover's sister, Thurza Glover, married Thomas Ellery's brother, John Ellery. John and Thurza had also emigrated to New Zealand on the SS Avalanche in 1875. Thomas & Agnes Ellery's little 2 year old son Alfred died in NZ prior to 1885 as another child was named Alfred by the couple about this time.