Kōrero: The voyage out

Shipboard regulations and diet

Shipboard regulations and diet

This advertisement for an immigrant ship sailing from Glasgow to New Zealand includes, besides information about fares and luggage allowances, a ‘scale of dietary for each adult steerage passenger per week’. Steerage passengers endured a monotonous diet based on preserved meat, oatmeal and ship’s biscuit. Cabin passengers ate better – their menu included fresh meat and milk from live animals carried on board.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-IMMIGRATION-1884-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Life on board', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/2589/shipboard-regulations-and-diet (accessed 26 May 2020)

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