Story: Seafarers

Crew of the Wild Deer

Crew of the Wild Deer

The sailing ship Wild Deer carried British immigrants to New Zealand in the 1870s, and had a reputation as a clean and comfortable vessel. Here the crew pose on the bow at Port Chalmers, in the 1870s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. A. De Maus Collection (PAColl-3035)
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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, 'Seafarers - The seafaring workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2021)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 12 Jun 2006