Story: Shipping

Shaw Savill ships

Shaw Savill ships

Shaw Savill & Albion identified strongly with New Zealand by flying a slightly modified version of the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand, and by naming its ships after the principal provinces and ports. In the 1870s David De Maus photographed hundreds of ships alongside Shaw Savill’s export shed at Dunedin’s Port Chalmers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. A. De Maus Collection (PAColl-3035)
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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Immigrant ships', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5692/shaw-savill-ships (accessed 12 November 2019)

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