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Index card: TONGARIRO (1883), as in Beaver Line colours.; Bill Laxon


Index card: TONGARIRO (1883), as in Beaver Line colours.

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About this Object

From the Bill Laxon Collection, a collection of around 250,000 index cards focussed mainly on 20th century shipping. Each ship's card gives details such as build date, any alternative names and references to the ship found in serials and books. Each card has a photograph which Bill Laxon collected from a variety of sources. The collection took volunteers nine years to alphabetise.

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Inscription and Marks

Written in ink on the card: "TONGARIRO" 4163 tons. 1883 Steamer. As in Beaver Line colours. 1898-99. 1899 renamed "ZIBENGHLA" On the reverse of the card: "Further details: See New Zealand Shipping Co. card.", Annotation


Height (mm): 100mm (5/16ft) Width: 165mm (9/16ft)


Bill Laxon Collection

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Gift of Bill Laxon

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