Kōrero: The voyage out

Passing the time

Passing the time

The tedium of long days at sea was broken by a number of entertainments or diversions, most of them organised by the passengers themselves. Depicted here are two men enjoying a game of chess on the Pegasus in 1865.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-277-016

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Departure to landing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2561/passing-the-time (accessed 8 July 2020)

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