Kōrero: Canterbury region

Farewelling the inter-island ferry

Farewelling the inter-island ferry

These Cantabrians are waving to the Rangatira, the last ferry to leave Lyttelton, in September 1976. For over 60 years the Union Steam Ship Company’s ferry between Lyttelton and Wellington was the main transport link across Cook Strait. The overnight trip was an institution, but eventually airlines and rail ferries running between Picton and Wellington provided quicker travelling options.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/3383/31-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10342/farewelling-the-inter-island-ferry (accessed 17 November 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015