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Rangatira ferry poster


The biggest and the best – but obsolescent. By the time the second Rangatira entered service on the Lyttelton–Wellington route in 1972, overnight voyaging no longer appealed to many people. The ship served for just four years, the last two of them courtesy of a government subsidy.


Alexander Turnbull Library,
Reference: Eph-A-Ship-1972-01-front
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