Kōrero: Shipping

Blue Jacket flying before the wind

Blue Jacket flying before the wind

In 1852 Captain James Forbes tested a new theory about sailing routes from Europe, making a round trip to Australia in less time than some one-way voyages. From then on most immigrants to New Zealand and Australia took the rough, cold southern route, often passing icebergs as the Blue Jacket did in 1855.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: nla.pic-an4053991
Oil painting by Thomas Baines

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Immigrant ships', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/5688/blue-jacket-flying-before-the-wind (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016