Shipping WellingtonARAHURA AT THE END OF LINEWairarapa, 1884Alexander 1903-1950


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.

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This site contains topical news about maritime events in the New Zealand area or to ships associated with New Zealand.  Short histories of shipping companies and ships which trade or have traded to New Zealand, the port that they call at and the personalities.  Information about books of Maritime and interest and searchable copies of our journal New Zealand Marine News


We welcome relevant news stories, photographs & articles.  You can also add your comments to existing content help us with the identification of people, ships and events.   To contribute and upload items you will need to register and login.

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