Tumbler, small: from Union Steam Ship Company vessel AWATEA
Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand
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Part of a set of ten crystal glassware items that were removed from AWATEA (1936) a Union SS Co of New Zealand Ltd vessel, prior to her departure for the war when a trans-Tasman steam ocean liner operating between Wellington, Auckland and Sydney, before being used as a troop ship in World War Two. Awatea is a Māori word meaning "eye of the dawn".
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