Colonel Thomas Hardwick Smith (left) and his opponent, Charles Yelverton O'Connor, are seen concentrating fiercely on a game of chess on the deck of the ship Pegasus during its 1865 voyage to New Zealand. This highly mobile and demanding game helped relieve the boredom of the three- to four-month voyage for many immigrants. Smith later became headmaster of an Auckland school, and O'Connor a prominent civil engineer.
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