Story: Holidays

First-class lounge on the Monowai

First-class lounge on the Monowai

Although air travel was becoming more popular, passenger steamships were still plying the Tasman after the Second World War.  This 1948 sketch depicts the luxurious first-class lounge of the Monowai, which carried many New Zealanders to and from Australia in the post-war years.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Overseas holidays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013