Rangatira 1880

Rangatira 1880 RANGATIRA, steamer : While on her passage from Manukau to New Plymouth the steamer ran ashore near Bell Block, on the Taranaki coast, early on …

Elsie 1885

Elsie 1885 ELSIE, ketch : The ketch left Ngunguru on July 26 for Thames, and, encountering a heavy gale, anchored at Tutukaka. Both anchor chains parted, and …

Aphrasia 1864

Aphrasia 1864 APHRASIA, steamer: While on a passage from Auckland to Newcastle, N.S.W., the steamer was wrecked in Takou Bay, just north of the Bay of Islands, …

Airedale 1871

Airedale 1871 Bound for Taranaki and southern ports with English mails on board, the steamer left Manukau on February 13. In thick drizzling rain, and on a …

Awarua 1907

Awarua 1907 AWARUA, steamer : Totally wrecked at Kauri Mountain, near Whangarei Heads, on February 6, 1907. The steamer had coaled at Whangarei, and went to …

Boyd 1809

Boyd 1809 BOYD, ship : There are various and conflicting versions as to who were actually the perpetrators of the massacre, but the facts relating to the …

H.M.S Buffalo 1840

H.M.S Buffalo 1840 BUFFALO, H.M.S.: On the morning of July 28, 1840, the ship was totally wrecked at Mercury Bay, two of her crew-a man named Charles More and …

Cecilia Sudden 1921

Cecilia Sudden 1921 CECILIA SUDDEN, schooner : On the night of September 8, 1921, the vessel caught fire and was abandoned by her crew between Tiritiri and the …

Elingamite 1902

Elingamite 1902 ELINGAMITE, steamer: A wreck, which was succeeded by one of the most pathetic incidents in the lengthy history of New Zealand shipping …

Favourite 1870

Favourite 1870 FAVOURITE, paddle steamer: Went ashore on Ahipara Beach on April 1, 1870. The casualty occurred during a moderate south-west gale and the …

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