19th century NZSS Co Arawa steamship albumen larger photo


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1883/1885 New Zealand vessel The Arawa albumen mounted photo.

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in 1883-1885 The New Zealand Shipping company and shaw-Savill and Albion vessels built large steamers for the united kingdom-New Zealand run to take over sailing ships a fifth or a quarter of their size.  They still sported Yards and sails on the masts but engine power now mattered ,especially the new compound engines that cut coal consumption and freed more space for cargo.

The 5,086 Ton vessel Arawa carried 95 First class,56 second class and 670 steerage Passengers in addition to cargo.

This photo is mounted on board measures 274mm x 102mm approx., and to board 300mm x 140mm approx.

The Photo does show age and wear/some fade and there is some toning noted.

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