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.
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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