Story: Shipping

Shipping news

Shipping news

Everyone depended on coastal shipping in colonial days, so the local papers reported arrivals and departures fully. Readers of the Taranaki Herald of 20 April 1870 could discover from the ‘shipping intelligence’ who had shipped porkers to Onehunga.

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Reference: Taranaki Herald, 20 April 1870, p. 2

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - The era of sail', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016