Kōrero: The voyage out

Dining saloon, Ruahine

Dining saloon, Ruahine

The dining rooms of the ships on which most post-war immigrants came to New Zealand were on a par with high-class restaurants or hotel dining rooms. On the Ruahine passengers were served meals of several courses by waiters – a far cry from the experience of 19th-century immigrants, who had perched on their bunks eating dreary meals they had prepared themselves.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, P&O Nedloyd Collection
Reference: Eph-D-SHIP-1950s-01-1

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 - 20th-century steamers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/2604/dining-saloon-ruahine (accessed 23 May 2022)

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