New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd.

NZSCo

Incorporated in 1873 in Christchurch, New Zealand, with shareholders limited to New Zealanders. The company began its trading by purchasing four iron ships (Waitara, Waimea, Mataura, Rangitiki). In 1880, financial control was transferred to London. In 1912, the company, by taking a controlling interest in the Federal Steam Navigation Company, gained entry into the Australian trade. The company was taken over by P&O in 1917, but still traded under its own name with its own fleet. In the early 1960s the company with its subsidiaries Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd and Avenue Shipping Co Ltd, operated a fleet of 38 cargo vessels and four modern cargo passenger ships: Rangitane, Rangitoto, Remuera and Ruahine. At that time the company maintained a regular passenger service to the UK. The advent of the container ship and the development of air travel presaged the company's full absorption into the General Cargo Division of P&O in 1971.

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Date: 1951 - 1955 Ref: Eph-D-SHIP-1950s-01 Description: Advertising brochure for the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel "Ruahine" which travelled between New Zealand and London, via the Pacific Islands and the Ca...
Date: 1908 - 1909 By: Dixon, Charles Edward, 1872-1934; Grant & Company Ltd Ref: Eph-C-CALENDAR-1909-01 Description: Shows a reproduction of a painting by Charles Dixon (1908) of a steamship in a harbour surrounded by smaller vessels and sailing ships. Lists the fleet at t...
Date: 1959 By: Moffat, Ann Margaret, active 1990-2010 Ref: Eph-E-SHIP-1959-01 Description: Shows plans of decks A, B, C, D, and sports deck. Deck A contains lounges, bars, swimming pool, bathrooms. B deck contains a children's nursery, baggage, pa...
Date: 1963 Ref: Eph-E-SHIP-1963-01 Description: Shows plans of decks A, B, C, D, and sports deck. Deck A contains lounges, bar, dancing space, swimming pool, bathrooms. B deck contains an isolation hospita...
Date: 1950 - 1959 By: Clark, Russell Stuart Cedric, 1905-1966; Edwards, Henry Phillip, 1913?-1987; Ellis, Frederick Vincent, 1892-1961; ICI New Zealand; McIntyre, Peter, 1910-1995; Maclennan, Stewart Bell, 1903-1973; Mason, Frank Henry, 1876-1965; New Zealand free lance (Newspaper); Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964; Waghorn, Reginald James, 1898-1987; Woods, George, 1898-1963 Ref: Eph-C-CALENDAR-1950s Description: Includes calendars: 1951: Imperial Chemicals (N.Z.) Ltd. The growth of a colony; original pen drawings by Russell Clark. [Calendar 1951]. New Zealand Free La...
Date: 1940 - 1969 Ref: Eph-C-SHIP-1940/1969 Description: Includes: 1944: I christen thee ... [Text of a launch speech]. SS New Zealand Victory; sponsor Mrs Walter Nash, launched March 20 1944 1950: Hilda Wiseman. ...
Date: 1934 By: Yaldwyn, Edwin Percy, 1872?-1939 Ref: Eph-A-SHIP-1934 Description: Includes: 01. Monowai (Ship. 1930-1960) :Farewell dinner & fancy dress ball, Tennyson Inlet, March 6th, 1934. Menu. [Printed by] C.S.W. Ltd, Wellington. 02. ...
Date: ca 1900 By: De Maus, David Alexander, 1847-1925; Smith, Roland, active 2018 Ref: PAColl-10611 Description: Photograph taken by an unknown photographer circa 1900 of a composite photograph by David Alexander De Maus originally created between 1896 - 1900. Photogra...
Date: 1914-1922 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2927 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: Between 1954 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026469-F Description: New Zealand Shipping Company ship `Whakatane' photographed at the port of Napier between 1954 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w original nega...
Pipiriki, ship.
Date: Between 1947 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026175-F Description: Ship `Pipiriki' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
Hauraki, ship.
Date: Between 1953 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-025967-F Description: Ship `Hauraki' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1953 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Built as the `Norfolk...
Hinakura, ship.
Date: Between 1949 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-025979-F Description: Ship `Hinakura' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1949 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
Hororata, ship.
Date: Between 1947 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-025983-F Description: Ship `Hororata' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
Kaipaki, ship.
Date: Between 1947 and 1955 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026011-F Description: Ship `Kaipaki' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1955, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w origi...
Rakaia, ship.
Date: Between 1947 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026248-F Description: Ship `Rakaia' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w origin...
Hurunui, ship.
Date: Between 1948 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-025989-F Description: Ship `Hurunui' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1948 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w origi...
Hinakura, ship.
Date: Between 1949 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-025978-F Description: Ship `Hinakura' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1949 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
Pipiriki, ship.
Date: Between 1947 and 1964 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026176-F Description: Ship `Pipiriki' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1964, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w orig...
Date: Between 1947 and 1960 From: West, Harold Martin, 1920?-1987 :Shipping postcards and negatives Ref: 1/4-026385-F Description: Ship `Tongariro' owned by New Zealand Shipping Company, photographed at the port of Napier between 1947 and 1960, by Harold Martin West. Quantity: 1 b&w ori...