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From: Peter Williams <>
Subject: [NZ] Home Steamer "Marere"
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:58:17 +1200
In the divorce file for my serial bigamist, George Francis MURCH, there is a
mention in the police reports of George MURCH last being seen on Queens
Wharf heading for "one of the Home Steamers, Marere" - this sighting was on
22 October 1903. He'd left his wife in early July 1903, supposedly in answer
to a telegram from Lyttleton, summoning him to repair a ship's engine. He
had, however, married a lady in Nelson in January of that year.
I've tried a Google which Google returns a mention of this vessel in the
Maritime Museum Index, but unfortunately it seems to be off-line this
weekend (isn't it always that way when you REALLY would like to find
something in a hurry) so what I'd like to know is the home steamer reference
to a _coastal_ NZ ship, or does the home refer to mother England? Does
anyone know anything of this vessel?