Auckland, NZ Passenger Lists 1954
Passenger Lists available from the GG Archives from the Port of Auckland, New Zealand. Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain.
Taking an Important place among the ports of Australasia, and enjoying steady development, the Port of Auckland ia located in the lower reaches of the Waitemata estuary, at the head of Hauraki Gulf, on the North Island.
The estuary has a total area of 73 square miles and a water frontage of 194 miles, and is completely sheltered by an outlying chain of Islands and by (he narrow peninsula at the northern entrance.
The port has an excellent system of wharves for overseas shipping, and the facilities for handling shipping are modern in every respect. Large freezing works and timber mills are adjacent to the bertha.
The principal wharves are connected with the railway system. Auckland is connected by railway northward to Wanganui, at the head of Kaipara Harbor, and south ward to Wellington. 426 miles, and with branch lines to Manukau Harbor, and eastward to the Thames and to Katorga.
A good electric tram system connects Auckland with the suburbs of Onehunga. Epsom. Remuera. Mount Eden. Dominion Road. Newmarket, Kingsland. Morningside. Mount Albert. Grey Lynn. Ponsonby, and Herne Bay. and has a total mileage of 27.13 route miles.
- Steamship Line: Orient Line
- Class of Passengers: Tourist Class
- Date of Departure: 8 October 1954
- Route: Vancouver BC to Sydney via San Francisco, Honolulu, Suva (Fiji), and Auckland
- Commander: Captain A. E. Coles, R.D., R.N.R.