Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Brother's Pride and Bahia.

My next book is now available on the ship Brother's Pride and the barque Bahia which both shipped immigrants to New Zealand. It is available on Amazon UK and USA, but the cheapest way for New Zealanders to by it is on Trade Me but I am selling out of my last couple of copies so please be quick!  Please just go to Trade Me and type in "Brother's Pride" and it should come up!  The Brother's Pride voyage has to be one of the most interesting journey's I've written about so far.  Please buy my book so I can continue writing and producing more books!  A great Christmas present for the Dad or Grandad who has everything!  :-)

In Sickness and In Health: Brother's Pride and Bahia. 

Two Ships.  Two Fates.  One Arrival Date.  Lyttelton Heads, 1863.

"On 7 December 1863, two ships arrived at the Lyttelton Heads with very different stories of their journey from England.  The Bahia quickly sailed into port, while the Brother’s Pride was ordered to raise the yellow flag and go into quarantine.  One ship had healthy passengers while the other had endured 46 deaths due to illness, setting an unenviable record at the port of Lyttelton.         

Using historic archives, passenger lists, passenger biographies and the official enquiry into the Brother’s Pride tragedy, this book is a great read for those with ancestors on the ship and those interested in early New Zealand history."

Brother's Pride Cover completely different cropped


  1. Hi Belinda, there's no sign of this book on Amazon or Trade Me. Did it get printed in the end?

    1. Never mind, I found it on

    2. Sorry Andrew, my blog is not very clear. It is on Amazon almost straight away but trade me will take about three weeks as I have to receive the books from overseas. Sorry about that! I have updated my blog. Thanks for letting me know.

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  3. My great great grandmother Mary Bruce Keith was on Brother's Pride.