How the newspapers reported the wreck of the Netherby
Saturday 28 July 1866.

A good deal of excitement was caused in town on Monday by the receipt of a telegram announcing the total loss of the immigrant ship Netherby. She was one of the Black Ball liners, of 941 tons register, under the command of Captain Evans. 
She is from London, but embarked most of her passengers at Plymouth, from which port she sailed on April 13. The telegram states that the ship was wrecked on Sunday, July 15, on King's Island, just at the entrance of Bass' Straits, but no details are given beyond the fact that there had been no lives lost. 
Later in the afternoon we learned that H.M.C.S.S. Victoria had been despatched from Melbourne to the assistance of the passengers on Sunday last, the second officer of the Netherby having arrived at that place with intelligence of the disaster. 

The Netherby had 413 passengers on board when she left Plymouth. We have been courteously furnished with the list of passengers by Mr. Smythe, of the Immigration Office. It is as follows ;—

Saloon Passengers: Mr. W. Townsend, Miss E. Thomas, Miss Isabella and Mary Townsend, Miss B. Stuckbury, Mr. Erwart Cowell, Mr. Alexander Webster, and Mr. H. D. Vincent. 

Second Cabin Passengers: Thomas Dupreny, Edwin George and Victor Townsend, G. F. Springett, George Evans, W. M. Young, H. P. Bluett, Edwin and Selina Gill, Thomas Grimes, Carry Grimes, Isaac Grimes, Maria Grimes, J. C. Vicary, W.H. Atteread, Walter Crawford, Herman Hartenstien, John Wall, Mr. and Mrs. Hall. 

Intermediate Passengers: James and Eliza Spencer, S. P. Browne, John G. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. Starke, Ann Starke. 

Steerage passengers: John Le Monier, A. E. Bonner, Alfred and Eliza Seymour, Charles and Marion Dunning, James Dunning, Henry E. Baily, William Smith, Thomas Has lett, George Massingham, Edwin Bellgrove, Mr. and Mrs. James Drake, James B. Thompson, Arthur Short, Robert Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. John Austin, William Edwin John and James Austin, Elizabeth Helena and Mary Austin, Sophia Laurence, William Laurence, John Rogers, J. Goldsworthy, Samuel Meager, Mishe Kelly, G. H. Bulpet, Ann Bulpet, George Scand, Alexander Forbes, James Aplin, Mary Aplin, Ann F. and Lucy J. Aplin, Thomas Arkle, Henry Manning, James Yoriton, Rebecca Yoriton, Henry and Alfred Yoriton, Amelia and Harriett Yoriton, Edward F. Dealty, Charles Parsons, Eliza Parsons, Thomas Parsons, Elizabeth and Lupina Par sons, Patrick Burns, Robert Hall, W. W. Arnold, George and Eliza Snook and infant, R. Sydney, James Reekie, George and Rosina Exton and infant, Thomas Bridges, Edwin Morris, Fanny Morris, Albert B. and Charles Morris, Joseph and Ann Grindall and infant, Mary E. Patmore, James Patmore, Richard Grindall, Sarah Grindall, William, Maria, and Tancar Grindall, Samuel Morris, Sephen New land, John Pryor, Thomas Martin, Charles Ferris, Richard Drake, Emily Drake, Richard J. and Henry G. Drake, James Rerden, Ellena Rerden, James Phillip and Charles Rerden, Ed mund Hogan, Ellen Hogan, Michael and Margaret Hogan, Amelia Smith, Robert Nally. Mary Nally, Ellen Reardon, Thomas Lanfer, Louis Nicolas, Richard Brooke, George Huggins, Eliza Huggins, Barry Carley, Charles Barkins, Fredericka Barkins, Augusta Dora and Win Barkins, James Sinclair, Isabella Moffatt, Lake and Mary Moffatt, John Hanna, Ann Hanna, Edward and Sarah Hanna, Joseph Frost, Jane Roult, Pierce Demois, Selina Condon, B. A. New, Richard Bodle, Ellen Bodle, Joseph Southerwell, A. W. Darlington, Edward Killham, Thomas Pope, William Sherman, David Pinnick, Elizabeth Pinnick, Albert and David Pinnick, Arthur Lea, Elizabeth Lea, William and Alfred Lea, John Adams, Eliza Adams, Mary A. and John B. Adams, William Lingard, Emma Lingard, Thomas Bradshaw, Charles W. Aldis, John Skennan, Maria Skennan, Ann E. and Walter G. Skerman, James Yeates, John Evans, Edward Pinnick, William Ellis, Jane Ellis, Henry Fox, Sarah Fox, Henry J. and Charles H. Fox, Walter Yeates, Elizabeth Yeates and infant, George Drayton, Gerrge Hart, James Murdoch, A. Huggins, John Bobins, John Lobb, Alfred Reay, H. Tink, Wil liam Packer, Thos. Turner, James Thornton, Mary Thornton, Emily A. Thornton, William Clemp son, Ed. W. Shelford, Michael Henry, Mary Henry, George Fisher, William Ward, Henry Hughes, James Budge, Frederick Skerman, Alice Skerman and infant, William Skerman, Caroline Skerman and child, John Edwards, Emma Edwards, George Dart, Wm. Cox, Thos. Northfield, Hope Martin, Maria Martin, James Crocker, Michael Hinigan, Mary Hini gan, Elizabeth Michael and John Hinigan, Thomas Cornell, Charles Kerney, Ernest Barry, John Nash, James Pearse, Henry Dawiton, John Jsevon, Charles Cook, Charles Tweansville, William Hussey, George Faul, Joseph Taylor. John Allan, George Wiffley, Miriam Wiffley, Walter and Miriam Wiffley, Barry Groom, Lucy Groom, William Barry Lucy and Rose Groom, Thomas H. Robinson, Henry Hard wick, Stephen Creswell, William Thompson, Francis Brown, John Dotson, Edwin Berry, George Cole, Thomas Jones, Denis O'Connor, Michael O'Connor, John O'Connor, George Evans, Emcline Evans, Wiffiam Thomas, Alfred S. Barry, A. P. Watkins, Martha Watkins and infant, John Watkins, William Smith, Barry Brans, William Barnett, Ellen Barnett, Mary A. and Wior H. Barnett, Michael Williams, James Burden, Ann Burden, Charles Williams, Julia Williams, Hannah j Ellen John and Charles Williams, Henry Copping, Mary Copping, Henry Copping, John Moore, Laundors Copping, Edwin lagan, Alfred Lee, Robert Jones, Martha Jones, John Shaw, William Schardon, Mary Schardon, Mary and Margaret Schardon, John Thon, Martha Thon, Thomas and Catherine Thon, Alfred J. Austin, George Pope, Thomas Bowler, William Sher wood, Berry Hirst, James Murphy, Ann Murphy and infant, John Coward, Thomas Ford, Andrew Lea, Mary Lea, Darid Margaret and Isabella Lea, John Clark, Elizabeth CUrk, Annie Eliza beth and Dorata Clark, Patrick Clark, John Gill, Mary Gill, Thomas Patrick and Ellen Gill, John Keys, Martha Fagan, Mary Fagan, James Malona, Margaret Malona, Bernard Clark, Catherine Clark, William Lennon, Daniel M'Carthy, Peter Mar shall, William Parker, Thomas Johnson, James Armstrong, John Harris, John M'Farlane, James Kelly, George Hackney, Thomas New brook, Mary Newbrook, Samuel Deakin, Ellen Deakin, Ellen and Elizabeth Deakin, William M'Kenna, Elizabeth M'Kenna, Malcolm M'Kenna, Morris Condon, Mary Condon, Alfred Caroline and Adelaide Condon, Robert Condon, Samuel Harris, William Camming, Ellen Camming, William Alfred and Elizabeth Camming, John Williams, Daniel Nolan, John Nolan, Edward Ganty, Robert Bailey, Thomas Corkill, Thomas Daris, Ann Daris, William Beckworth, Elizabeth Beckworth, Hannah Eliza and William Beckworth, James Coulden, Charles Archdeacon, Elizabeth Archdeacon, Charles Archdeacon, 
making in all 413 souls, equal to 356 statute adults. 

We append an abstract, showing the proportion of free and assisted passengers, together with their ages:—
Adults, 54 full payers, 6 assisted, 251; children from Ito 12 years, 10 full payers, 74 free; infants, 15 free: total 413 —equal to 356 adults. 

Occupations of the free and assisted passengers: —Female domestic servants, 2; farm laborers, 91; navvies, 6; groom, 1; fitter, 1; Blockmaker, 1; miners, 3; blacksmiths, 24; bricklayer, 1; mason, 1; sawyer, 1; carpen ters, 8 ; wheelwright, 1; millwright, 1. 

The following gives the ages, sexes, &c of the passengers, and whether they are married or single:—Adults, married—males, 67; females, 70. Single, males, 162; females, 15. Children between 1 and 12 years—males, 46; females, 38. Infants—male, 11; females, 4. Total, 286 males, 127 females. Grand total, 413. 

For further particulars of the loss of the Netherby, see telegraphic columns.