Resources and Connections
Publications on the Auckland ferries & on the ships of George Turnbull Niccol
|Steam on the Waitemata||Stewart, W.W.||A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1972|
|The Harbour Ferries of Auckland||Balderston, David||Grantham House, 1986|
|The Waiheke Ferries of Auckland||Balderston, David||Grantham House, 1991|
|The Floating Bridge: the vehicular ferries of Auckland||Balderston, David||Grey Gull, 2013|
|The Bayswater Harbour Ferries of Auckland to Takapuna||Balderston, David||Grey Gull, n.d.|
|Waitemata Ferry Tales||Fodie, Sally||Collins, 1991|
|Auckland by the Sea: 100 years of work and play||Johnson, David||David Bateman, 1988|
|From Wherry to Steam Ferry on the Waitemata: a history of the romantic conquest of the silvery waterway||Walsh, T.||Walsh Printing, 1932|
|Servants of the North: adventures on the coastal trade with the Northern Steam Ship Company||Furniss, Cliff||A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1977|
|The Era of Coastal Shipping in New Zealand: The Small Motor Ships||Jennings, Murray||Transpress, 2003|
Operating steamships in New Zealand
With the exception of Hikitia, a working floating steam crane, these vessels operate in New Zealand waters as heritage excursion steamers. Visit their websites for excursion timetables and vessel histories.
|VESSEL NAME||WEBSITE, OWNER/OPERATOR, DESCRIPTION|
|Tug WILLIAM C. DALDY||daldy.com William C. Daldy Preservation Society
Built in Scotland in 1935 for the Auckland Harbour Board, the tug operates on Auckland Harbour.
|Tug LYTTELTON|| tuglyttelton.co.nz Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society
Built in Scotland in 1907 for the Lyttelton Harbour Board, the tug operates on Lyttelton Harbour.
|TSS EARNSLAW||tssearnslaw.co.nz Real Journeys
Built in Dunedin in 1912 and reassembled at Kingston for the New Zealand Government Railways, Earnslaw operates from Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu.
|PS WAIMARIE||waimarie.co.nz Waimarie Operating Trust
Built in London in 1899, Waimarie was reassembled at Whanganui and worked the Whanganui River until 1952. Relaunched in 2000, the paddle steamer operates from Whanganui.
|Floating Crane HIKITIA||hikitia.com Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington
Built in Scotland in 1926 for the Wellington Harbour Board, the Hikitia operates on Wellington Harbour as steam crane, lifting up to 80-ton loads.
|Launch PUKE||maritimemuseum.co.nz/ss-puke-steaming-trip NZ Maritime Museum
A restored 19th-century Kaipara Harbour steam launch, Puke operates from Hobson Wharf.