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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

The New Zealand Shipping Company's — SS. "Tongariro."

page 78

The New Zealand Shipping Company's

SS. "Tongariro."

This Illustration is by the "Press Company, Limited," from a photograph. The New Zealand Shipping Company is a colonial enterprise. It was founded at Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1872. No better proof can be offered of the progress of the trade of this Colony than by enumerating the Company's fleet, which now consists of:—

Mail SteamersTongariro, 4,163 tons register, carries 27,000 carcases frozen mutton; Aorangi, 4,196 tons, 27,000 carcases; Ruapehu, 4202 tons, 27,000 carcases; Kaikoura, 4,507 tons, 34,500 carcases; Rimutaka, 4,515 tons, 37,000 carcases; Ruahine, 6,127 tons, 71,000 carcases.

Cargo SteamersTekoa, 4,050 tons register, carries 60,000 carcases frozen mutton; Otarama, 3808 tons, 53,000 carcases; Waikato, 4766 tons, 71,000 carcases; Rakaia, 6,500 tons, 80,000 carcases; Mataurat 6,500 tons, 80,000 carcases.

Sailing VesselsOptima, 1,131 tons register, 11,000 carcases frozen mutton; Turakina, 1,247 tons, 13,000 carcases; Rangitikei, 1,227 tons; Waimea, 871 tons; Waimate, 1,156 tons; Wairoa, 1,057 tons; Hurunui, 1,053 tons; Waitangi, 1,161 tons; Waipa, 1,057 tons; Mataura, 898 tons.

In addition to the above Company's vessels, the Shaw, Savill and Albion Company Limited, the Tyser Line Limited, and the Shire Line, also run a splendid fleet of steamers between here and the Old Country.