Map of immigration route from Britain

Emigration routes from Great Britain.

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Geraldine Parker

Posted: 04 Jul 2020

I have vivid memories of the voyage to New Zealand departing Glasgow on 15 October 1957 and disembarking in Wellington on 21 November 1957. My mother, sister and I were in a 6 berth cabin with 3 other women and my father was in a 6 berth cabin with 5 other men. I remember having school lessons on board ship, lifeboat drills and the crossing the equator ceremony. I still have the certificate and photos from this time. I was 8 years old at the time and remember a very long bus trip from Wellington to Matamata where we were placed in a Transit Camp for a week until my father secured accommodation elsewhere.

Ken Bowers

Posted: 15 Apr 2020

I arrived 1st september 1952 in the Captain Hobson on her first voyage as an emmigranr ship. Along with my sister, mother and father we then went on to Christchurch.
As a Kiwi i would still like to obtain a passenger list for that particular voyage.

Carol Moore (nee Adams)

Posted: 03 Apr 2010

To my delight I have been reading about the Captain Cook. I was 14 when I arrived in NZ on the Captain Cook in 1958. We arrived in Wellington Harbour from Glasgow. I did not travel well on the voyage and still recall the smells and sounds of the trip. We were issued with salt tablets each day and my father who was in a separate cabin to my mother, younger brother and I, survived on bread rolls and cheese being a fussy eater. My brother won 1st prize in a fancy dress costume as a menu of the Captain Cook, still have the photos. I recall a passenger being transferred from the Hobson to our ship for hospital treatment I believe. Do you know of any Captain Cook reunions? Anyone from that period living near Wellington?