SS Maori went down off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1909 while on its way to Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand with a cargo hold of domestic items for sale. This selection, salvaged in the 1970s, is an intriguing representation of shipping and domestic life in the early twentieth century. You may notice that the name of the ship is missing a pōtae/macron – it is standard practice to present ship names as they were officially registered, misspellings included.
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