The New Zealand Shipping Company Association (Incorporated)

Slop chest

Please send your order (with cheque) to: NZSCoAssoc, PO Box 4061, Auckland, New Zealand.

Allow 6 weeks delivery offshore. Sorry but no cheque, no goods.

Polo shirts

SIZES: Take an existing polo shirt of your size, lay flat and measure distance across in cm under the armpits.


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Greeting Cards

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 of Hurunui.

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 Waitara.

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 Association.

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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