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The Takapuna

The Takapuna

The Union Steam Ship Company’s Takapuna, built in 1883, provided an express mail and passenger service on the run between Onehunga, New Plymouth, Wellington and Lyttelton until 1924. After withdrawal from the fleet, the Takapuna was dismantled and the hulk sunk in Cook Strait.

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Reference: 1979.1178.365
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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Coastal ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010