Story: The voyage out

Passing the time

Passing the time

The tedium of long days at sea was broken by a number of entertainments or diversions, most of them organised by the passengers themselves. Depicted here are two men enjoying a game of chess on the Pegasus in 1865.

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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Departure to landing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005