Shipboard diary of Henry Smith, photographs and papers

ImageSummary A handwritten diary January 17-February 28 1885 by Henry Smith, which documents the voyage of the Rimutaka to New Zealand. The collection includes a letter of reference dated 20 December 1884, an invoice for rates on land at View Hill, and a few family photographs.

Collection location Archive 1029

Publication information Unpublished and published.

Additional information

Henry Smith (1859-1918) sailed from Plymouth to New Zealand on board the Rimutaka. He set up a blacksmithing business and later farmed in the Oxford area. He was a member of the Oxford County Council.

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This material has been digitised from the Archives and Manuscripts collection of Christchurch City Libraries.