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Express steamers of Cook Strait

Author: Allan A Kirk
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The full story of the Wellington-South Island passenger-steamer services from their inception in 1873 to the roll-on, roll-off era of the 1960s up to and including the Wahine disaster of April 1968." -- Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan A Kirk
OCLC Number: 15057
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Ships that pass in the night --
A pattern emerges --
The Maori confounds her critics --
A Wahine joins the Maori --
An honourable setback --
Haeremai Wahine: Haere Ra Mararoa --
Enter the Rangatira --
Smooth running and near disaster --
Express steamers in World War Two --
Express steamers de luxe --
And now drive-on drive-off --
The second Wahine --
Early services Picton to Nelson --
The Penguin disaster --
The Anchor Company's nightly service --
Tamahine ... steamer express to Picton --
The new money-spinners --
Masters and engineers --
Pursers, chief stewards and others --
The future? --
Tragedy.
Responsibility: by Allan A. Kirk.

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"The full story of the Wellington-South Island passenger-steamer services from their inception in 1873 to the roll-on, roll-off era of the 1960s up to and including the Wahine disaster of April 1968." -- Cover.

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