Wanganui

Wanganui:

Now Known as Whanganui

When the European settlers first arrived in New Zealand they followed the example on the Maori and used the many rivers of New Zealand as highways. 
This lasted until the advent of rail and  good roads
The Wanganui river was advertised as "The Rhine of Maoriland" and tourists would share its scenic lengths with cargoes of farm supplies and livestock
There was a shore whaling station at Castlecliff that worked for three years..
Captain Kenneth Matheson had a ship building yard on the banks of the Tutauka stream..
The first river ferry was between Parua creek (near Shakespeare Cliff)  and Market Place
This ferry was later moved down to Victoria Street/Campbelltown..

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Ships Associated (Port of Wanganui)


Abeona 1865 Dorset 1917 Governor Grey 1854 Maiden City 1878 Phoebe 1857 Surprise 1865
Adeona 1865 Edith May 1892 Grace Dent 1895 Meteor 1873 Port Bowen 1939 Tuhua 1890
Annie 1879 Emily Allison 1865 Harriet Leathart Moa 1914 Rainbow 1849 Ururoa 1908
Charles Edward 1908 Eunice 1917 Jane 1840 Onkaparinga 1855 Stormbird 1916 Wetere 1936
Cyrena 1925 Galileeo 1939 Mabel Jane 1878 Pelotas 1911 Surprise 1841  
Kitty J aka Katherine Johnston Moutoa      

 

 

 

 

Ships on the river

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Ohura
Waione
Aorere  
Ongarue
Waiora
Colleen
Otunui
Waireka
Jenny 
Queen
Wairere
Kahanui
Tahuna
Wairua
Makere
Tuhua
Waitua 
Manuwai
Wai Iti 1 & 2
Wakapapa
Moutoa
Waimarie  
   










Powered river canoes

Parinui Wakanui Moa

Unpowered river canoes

Weka Huia Kiwi Stewart
River Settlers Service

Aotea/Waimarie

The Ohura was wrecked with the loss of 3 lives.

Wanganui River Services
Tokena  Alert  

 

Current jetboat working the Whanganui “Te Wairua o te Awa.”

Landings on the Wanganui (Whanganui) river. Find the map of the river here..

Atene Kauaeroa Parakino Taylor & Watt Uritini
Aukopae Kawata Putiki Te Punga Whangamomona
Hiruharama Kornuti Ranana Te Tui  
Kahura Matakiwi Tangarakau Te Tuki  
Kaiwhaiki Ohinemutu Taupo Quay Upokongaro  

http://riverboats.homestead.com/

Tot Town Railway

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Updated 15/11/2004