Your committee felt that there was a need for a quality
greeting card that reflected the origins of the Company. Richard
Baker had produced some fine pastel drawings of the early
sailing ships of the Company and we have selected his pastel
Hurunui was the first ship to make use of the newly opened
Lyttelton dry-dock in January 1883. The Harbour Board celebrated
the occasion with a magnificent banquet. The menu for this
feast can be found in Alan Bott's 'Sailing ships of the NZSCo'
on page 86. Some months after (in June) she was in collision
with Waitara in the Channel this culminated in the loss of
The cards are 95 mm high x 155 mm long and are folded 'tent'
style. They are sold in packs of 5 complete with envelopes.
They are blank inside and thus may be used for a variety of
purposes e.g. Christmas or Birthday cards.
The text reads: "Hurunui" by Richard Baker 1928-2004.
Built by Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd in Tarrow
in 1875 at a cost of £20,000. The first ship to use
the Lyttelton Graving Dock in January 1883. Laid up in May
1893 and sold to T. Lindblom for £3,500 in 1895 renamed
Hermes. Sold to Robert Mattson, Mariehamn in 1901. Sunk by
bombs from U33 off the Isle of Wight in April 1915. Original
pastel in the collection of the New Zealand Shipping Company
Their cost, including p & p, depends on the delivery
address. Thus to an NZ address the cost is $NZ9.00, Australia
$A9.00, U.K. £6.00, Canada $C9.00 & Europe €7.00.
Post your order for the number of packs and include your cheque
and delivery address to the Secretary, NZSCo Association Inc.,
P.O.Box 4061, Shortland Street, Auckland, 1140, New Zealand.
Note: The cards are printed in full colour.
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