Kōrero: The voyage out

Troops being ferried ashore, New Plymouth

Troops being ferried ashore, New Plymouth

Before ports had been developed in New Zealand, landing could be difficult and even risky. For a long time New Plymouth had only an open roadstead, and immigrants (such as these soldiers being landed in 1860) were ferried ashore from ships anchored well out to sea. They came ashore through the surf onto an open beach.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 030-013-C
Watercolour by Edwin Harris

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Journeys to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2555/troops-being-ferried-ashore-new-plymouth (accessed 22 November 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005