The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
The high passage rates to New Zealand have in the past precluded many from going to the Colony. In the case of a person with a large family, the cost of transport makes a considerable hole in a small capital, and many who would otherwise emigrate to the manifest advantage of themselves and the Colony, hesitate to incur the necessary outlay. To meet cases of this kind, The New Zealand Shipping Company (138, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.) has generously responded to a proposal made by the Agent-General for New Zealand that a reduction in the passage rates shall be made in eases recommended by him. Substantial reductions will be made on existing rates, and a special intermediate class will be established for families, but such reductions will only be made by the Shipping Company on the recommendation of the Agent-General. For the present the Agent-General is only prepared to recommend reduced fares in the easel of persons possessing fixed incomes or a capital of at least £100, with £50 additional for each child over 12 years.