Natal Mercury 14 April 1859
Some passengers' names are provided for the 'Imperatrice Eugenie' but 250 rank and file of a British Regiment on the transport Himalaya are, as usual, not given.
The port is shown to be very busy, with a wide variety of sizes and types of vessels arriving, departing and expected. Some ships are 'outside' i.e. waiting in the roadstead for conditions favourable to entering the harbour - including depth of water over the Bar.