Ephemera: advertising sign, RANGITANE, RANGITATA, RANGITIKI, RANGITOTO, RUAHINE via Panama, New Zealand Line

Railways Studios
Production date
Circa 1950s
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cardboard sign advertising the New Zealand Shipping Company. The New Zealand Shipping Company ran passenger and cargo ships between New Zealand and Great Britain from 1873 to 1973.
The passenger liners in this advertisement – Rangitane, Rangitata, Rangitiki, Rangitoto and Ruahine – were all in service between 1950 and 1962.

RANGITIKI and RANGITATA were both withdrawn in 1962 and sold for scrap. Both RUAHINE and RANGITANE II made their final NZ departures from Auckland in 1968. They, like RANGITOTO, the last survivor, were sold for further service and all three were scrapped in the mid 1970s.

RANGITOTO and RANGITANE II were sisterships. RUAHINE was their smaller sister. Information in "Crossed Flags" by Bill Laxon
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Railways Studios: Illustrator
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Not on display


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