In the days before washing machines and tumble dryers were the norm on board ship. Laundry blowing in the breeze on the upper deck.
Photo taken by lady emigrating to New Zealand on board the ship in 1953
Another photo of the former Amarapoora when the ship was in use for emigrant service, again taken by the lady passenger emigrating to New Zealand in 1953. This one possibly at a Caribbean port to judge from the cars.
During a voyage from the UK to Wellington, on 12th June 1957 and when 570 miles east of Auckland, she took in tow P Henderson's liner Captain Hobson which had broken down. With 650 emigrants on board and with HMNZS Stawell in attendance she towed the ship to Auckland where she arrived on 17th...