Story: Ferries

The Aramoana

The Aramoana was built by William Denny and Company in Scotland for the New Zealand government. The company had a long association with New Zealand shipping, dating back to the 1870s when it built vessels for the Union Steam Ship Company. The Aramoana, which cost $4 million (2009 $157 million) arrived in Wellington in 1962, and would provide a roll-on, roll-off service between the capital and Picton until 1983.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 130. National Film Unit, 1962

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Cook and Foveaux strait ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/22449/the-aramoana (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010