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The Northern Steamship Company building has been a distinctive landmark on Auckland's waterfront since 1899.
The English baroque Ferry Building at the bottom of Queen Street became Auckland's front door.
The clipper Celestial Queen arrived at Port Chalmers carrying the first shipment of live fish ova from England. These were intended to provide sport for the settlers, but none survived.
When this building was constructed in 1883, its occupant dominated the coastal and trans-Tasman shipping routes.
Ships from tiny Pātea once provided over half the port of Wellington’s dairy exports.
The Victoria Channel was dredged to make a clear path along Otago Harbour to the port of Dunedin.
This maritime relic fell victim to the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes.
The Edwin Fox, now being restored in Picton, has seen a lot of history since she was built for the East India trade in 1853.
The patent slip was Wellington's attempt to make the city a Pacific mail terminal.
Shipbuilding put down its deepest roots in Northland.
The only surviving landing service building in the southern hemisphere.
The oldest farm buildings in the country have stood facing the sea in East Otago since 1843.
The memorial to those who lost their lives when the navy minesweeper HMS Puriri was sunk at Bream Head, Whangarei on 14 May 1941.
The lengthy Tolaga Bay Wharf was the local area's lifeline until modern sealed roads and unsustainable maintenance costs spelled its demise.
HMNZS Kiwi's crew marching through the streets of Auckland.
118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by a British submarine.
The paddle steamer City of Dunedin left Wellington at around 5 p.m. on Saturday 20 May. It was never heard from again and no trace was ever found of its 25 crew and at least 22 passengers.
The steamer Tararua, en route from Port Chalmers to Melbourne, struck a reef at Waipapa Point, Southland. Of the 151 passengers and crew on board, 131 were lost, including 12 women and 14 children.
Although no New Zealanders were aboard the world’s largest passenger ship when it sank in the chilly North Atlantic with appalling loss of life due to a lack of lifeboats, the country followed the news closely.
A cyclone swept south across the country from Saturday 1st. By the time it moved away on Tuesday 4th, more than 40 people had been killed.

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