Digitised Image

Steamship Penguin, Wellington Harbour, between 1864-1909

Reference Number: 1/1-002361-G

The steamship `Penguin' on Wellington Harbour. Taken by an unidentified photographer between 1864 and 1909.

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1 image, related to Penguin (Ship. 1864-1909), Wellington Harbour, Ships - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Shipping - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Steamships.

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Steamship Penguin, Wellington Harbour, Reference Number 1/1-002361-G (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The `Penguin' was built by Messrs Todd & McGregor, in Glasgow in 1864 and was operated by the Union Steam Ship Co from 1879. In February 12, 1909, she struck a rock in Cook Strait, foundered, and 75 lives were lost. (Information from Rex Hardy's `Ships with New Zealand Association', Vol 7, 33)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures387. Penguin(PFP-015287)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: S S Penguin. Wellington

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