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Source:    Northern Steam Ship Company scrapbook 1922- 1933 Volume 1
 
1Sensation On Steamer. Officer found lashed up.
Original source: NZ Herald 1 July 1924. Officer G R Allen found bound and hanging by wrists in the hold of the Northern Steam Ship Company steamer MANAIA. Later confessed that he did it to himself...
 
2Obituary. Captain Frederick W T Norris
Original source: Bay of Plenty Times 4 September 1924. Obituary of Captain F W T Norris who had served on various vessels of the Northern Steam Ship Company, including the TOREA.
 
3Death of Mr Ranson
Original source: NZ Herald 14 January 1925. Obituary of Charles Ranson, an accountant who took over the management of the then failing Northern Steam Ship Company in 1887, and under whose direction it...
 
4Asleep at the wheel. Cause of ferry mishap. Ferry boat strikes hulk.
Original source: NZ Herald 11 February 1925. Account of a maritime inquiry into an accident involving the ferry KESTREL colliding with the Northern Steam Ship Company's hulk WANGANUI in Auckland Harbo...
 
5Echo of a strike. Case against donkeyman. Court dismisses charge.
Original source: NZ Herald 28 April 1926. Donkeyman Thomas Sullivan of the steamer MATANGI appealed successfully against a fine for being one of the striking seamen on the vessel in January 1926. Reco...
 
6Sequel to a strike. Matangi's crew fined.
Original source: NZ Herald 23 February 1926. Prosecution & conviction of 12 members of the crew of the vessel MATANGI who in January 1926 objected to sailing with a crew member who they said had work...
 
7Police Court news. Dishonest nightwatchman. Imprisoned for theft
Original source: NZ Herald 14 February 1923. Bedding and cutlery belonging to various boats of the Northern Steam Ship Company were taken by nightwatchman William Frederick Morris, an employee of the ...
 
8A trying voyage
Original source: Grey River Argus 13 March 1923. Describes a trip on the auxiliary steamer ELSIE from Auckland to Hokitika in February 1923.
 
9Stealing from employers
Original source NZ Herald 12 March 1924. Describes sentencing of an employee of the Northern Steam Ship Company's Te Aroha office who had been convicted of theft from the company.
 
10Funds embezzled. Agent pleads guilty.
Original source: NZ Herald 7 March 1924. Describes how Austin McCormick became involved in gambling and embezzlement from his employers, the Northern Steam Ship Company, for whom he was the Te Aroha a...
 
11Swept by great seas. Havoc on the Rarawa
Original source: NZ Herald 2 May 1924. Describes damage done to RARAWA and injury to her captain and first officer that occurred during a particularly rough and hazardous crossing of the Manukau bar i...
 
12Obituary. Mr A E Langley
Original source: Kawhia Settler 4 July 1924. Detailed obituary of a prominent local businessman, who amongst his other interests was for over forty years the local representative of the Northern Steam...
 
13Ship's gangway duty. Definition of a "boy."
Original source: NZ Herald 15 Sep 1924. Account of a court case brought by the Seaman's Union as to whether the Union Steam Ship Company had broken the law when a young man named George Wilkinson wa...
 
14The Claymore. Arrival at town wharf.
Original source: The Northern Advocate 4 Dec 1922. Describes the arrival in Whangarei of the vessel CLAYMORE, with a history of her previous owners and activities in NZ, and a description of her carg...
 
15Explosion on scow. Opening of the inquiry. Petrol cargo in hold.
Original source: NZ Herald 16 Feb 1925. Describes an inquiry into an explosion and fire that occurred on the scow KAIAIA after she had loaded 1250 cases of motor fuel at an Auckland wharf. Crew memb...
 
16Carriage of Petrol. Inquiry Into Explosion. Danger Risks Defined. Question of Bulkheads.
Original source: NZ Herald 19 Feb 1925. Describes further instalment of an inquiry into an explosion and fire that occurred on the scow KAIAIA after she had loaded 1250 cases of motor fuel at an Auc...
 
17Petrol on ships. The Kaiaia explosion. Safety of bulkheads. Court reserves its decision.
Original source New Zealand Herald 21 Feb 1925. Summary of the final evidence given at the inquiry into the explosion and fire aboard the scow KAIAIA in Nov 1924. Persons giving evidence included: G E...
 
18Manaia ashore. On Slipper Island. [&] Wreck of Manaia.
Original sources New Zealand Herald 11 June & 12 June 1926. Accounts of the grounding of the Northern Company's steamer MANAIA on the night of 10 June 1926, on a trip from Tauranga to Auckland. Short ...
 
19Steamer in Storm. Rough weather in Tasman. Injuries to a seaman.
Original source New Zealand Herald 26 April 1927. Account of the injury to seaman James Thomas on board the vessel IHUMATA while in the Tasman on route from Australia to Gisborne.
 
20The Manaia inquiry. [&] Manaia wrecked by sea.
Original sources are a partial undated account of the official inquiry into the wreck of the MANAIA 10 June 1926 and two others from the New Zealand Herald dated 29 & 30 June 1926 which give the fina...
 


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