Kōrero: Australians

Crossing the Tasman in style

Crossing the Tasman in style

Almost all travel between Australia and New Zealand since the 1960s has been by air. Before that, steamships provided a four or five-day service. After the Second World War, the Monowai and the Wanganella ran virtually as ferries. The mural in the first-class lounge of the Monowai, depicted in this sketch, merged images from Australian and New Zealand life.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-011-025

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Australians - Into the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/617/crossing-the-tasman-in-style (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015