ARAHURA AT THE END OF LINEGolden Princess & Interislander Ferries Nov 2015Alexander 1903-1950Shipping Wellington


The Ship & Marine Society was formed in 1949 and is comprised of people from all sections of the community and from many different countries who have an interest in ships and maritime activities. 

Our website contains a random selection of short articles, a list of maritime books and where they can be obtained, short histories of shipping companies, the ships and some personalities which trade or have traded to New Zealand, copies of our journal New Zealand Maritime News and topical maritime news. 

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