The Hinemoa in Wellington Harbour, 1951

The Hinemoa passes the Union Steam Ship Company's trans-Tasman liner Monowai, berthed at the Queen's Wharf outer tee, Wellington.

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Jamie M

Posted: 07 Oct 2019

Hi Tanya - I don't think the Hinemoa was ever wrecked in Cook's Strait. It served as a ferry from 1947 to 1963 when it was replaced by the Wahine (which was wrecked in Wellington Harbour in 1968).

Tanya Garland

Posted: 05 Oct 2019

I was taken to NZ from England on the maiden voyage of the Hinemoa -at the age of 3 years. M father Dr Thomas Garland was taking the family of 5 children to start his new job as Director of Public Health in Wellington. I remember when others had their first sight of NZ and I was lifted up to look out of a port hole but was disappointed as all I could see was the sea. I was hoping to find out the date the boat was wrecked in Cook Strait as I remember it was on a reef out at sea years later. From Tanya Garland