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From: "margm" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] shipping records to New Zealand
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 08:48:39 +1000
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From: "GailKV" <>
Sent: 25 June 2001 09:13
Subject: [TSL] shipping records
> I am looking for shipping records for Norway ships
> to New Zealand.
There is a book called 'White Wings' that has a deal of info on
ships to NZ . Have seen quite alot of ref to ships arriving at Port
> My great grandfather was a seaman and jumped ship
> at Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand approx. 1884 His
> name was Edvard Gunerius Nilsen and he was born about
> 1859. He would have been about 25.
Just because he was Norwegian doesnt mean he was on a Norwegian ship
If this chain of events happened here the first record I would
check would be the naturalisation indexes . These give the name of
the ship the person arrived on . The second would be a book called '
Ships Deserters' . This is for NSW Australia only . The info in
this book comes from NSW Government Gazettes .
If all else fails I would assume the NZ Goverment have similar
publications . Our are indexed ........
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