English assisted immigrant women arriving

English assisted immigrant women arriving

English immigrant women from the Atlantis in Wellington, 1951.

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June Roberts

Posted: 11 Nov 2017

We left the tail of the bank Glasgow in February 1959, the voyage was wonderful to me, sadly it took my husband sometime to get his sea legs. We sunbathed on sunny days and danced to the hits of our era most evenings, Nat King Cole etc, the ship would pitch and toss adding new dance steps. She broke down in the middle of the ocean, we were told it was a jammed rudder, went round in giant circles for some time, no one worried. made friends with some crew members and were invited to dinner on her last trip back to NZ. Loved every minute. We disembarked March 12th.


Posted: 09 Jan 2014

My mother-in-law Sarah Cowan from Belfast left Glasgow bound for Wellington Oct 1958 on TSS Captain Cook. Married a Kiwi had 2 sons,worked at the Ice Cream factory.


Posted: 07 Apr 2011

My father also came to New Zealand on the Captain Cook in 1955 as a young boy accompanied by his aunt (my great aunt?) who was his legal guardian at that time. It must have been quite an adventure for him.


Posted: 15 Oct 2008

My family came to New Zealand on the Captain Cook in 1955 our my parents names are Gillian and Tony Millett

Hazel Matthews ( nee Linnett)

Posted: 05 Oct 2008

I am wondering if there are any others who travelled with me from London in 1955?

Norma Langford

Posted: 08 Jul 2008

I left Glasgow in July 1957 with my brother Raymond. I shared a cabin with five other women and I was the youngest assisted immigrant to leave England as I was not eighteen until the September of that year. I think because I was travelling with my brother they must have turned a blind eye. We loved the journey to New Zealand and were lucky enough never to be sea sick at any stage.