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Vessel ID: 1060964
Official No: 60964
Vessel Type: Sailing ship
Tonnage: 780
Owner: Stewart and Simpson
Built: 1869
Builder: John Blumer, Sunderland
Illustration: P.37. Col illus of a painting showing the ship CITY OF AUCKLAND threading her way through icebergs encountered on a return voyage from NZ to England, in Feb 1877.

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Source: Settlement by sail. 19th century immigration to New Zealand c1991 ( Reference ID 888810077 )
Article Title:[Images of vessels from 'Settlement by sail']
Article Abstract:Discusses the social conditions of Victorian Britain that provided the impetus for immigration. Particularly focuses on the 'first fleets' of the earliest settlements in New Zealand. Describes the typical conditions for immigrants aboard vessels on the voyage out to New Zealand in the 19th century, the sailing routes taken, and the risks of such travel, with illustrations of the dangers of icebergs and fire at sea. Includes brief details of some of the shipping lines involved in the NZ immigrant trade.


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