Northern Steam Ship Company


Sources at New Zealand Maritime Museum


Servants of the North by Cliff Furniss

Published in 1977 by A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd.

ISBN 0-589 01031 X

A detailed history of the Northern Steam Ship Company, its ships and services.


New Zealand Marine News
Journal of the New Zealand Ship and Marine Society Inc.

Published quarterly by the New Zealand Ship and Marine Society Inc.

ISSN 0549-0502

Over the years, this magazine has contained many news items and articles covering the history of the Northern Steam Ship Company and its vessels.


New Zealand shipwrecks : 195 years of disaster at sea

Compiled by C.W.N. Ingram. 7th rev. ed : Auckland : Beckett, 1990.

ISBN 0908676492


Archives and Registers

  • Northern Steam Ship Company Archive
  • Wharton Index of Vessel Arrivals to the Port of Auckland 1850-1960
  • Watts Index of all British Registered New Zealand Ships 1850-1950
  • Lloyds Register of Shipping 1800-2008 (incomplete)

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