Story: Northland region

Coastal ships, Ahipara

Coastal ships, Ahipara

Reliant on coastal shipping for communication and transport, Northland’s settlements often developed as harbour and river ports. Even without a port, they could be served by a regular coastal service. Here, sacks of gum are being loaded onto a vessel on the beach at Ahipara. The steamship out to sea is probably waiting for the cargo to be transferred to its holds.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - European settlement: 1840–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7605/coastal-ships-ahipara (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015