A unique New Zealand story is hitting the big screen this weekend – Caroline Fitzgerald’s film ‘The Drowning Country’ tells the amazing story of how her great-grandmother revolutionised life jacket designs in the wake of the sinking of the Titanic. Orpheus Beaumont always had a close connection with […]
Today I’ve got a seafaring saga to share with you – the story of a four-masted Yankee schooner that was photographed while visiting New Zealand in the 1920’s. There are no pirates in this tale, but there is just about everything else. There are ghost ships, tempests and […]
It is far too long since my vintage shipping menu collection had some love, so today I thought I’d share a maritime story that includes calf brains, dragons and a famous blockbuster movie. In the late 1920’s two new Dutch owned passenger liners arrived in Australia. The T.S.S. […]
Resurrecting the humour of yesteryear is a favourite pastime of mine – so today I thought I’d share a charming hundred year old postcard from my maritime collection. As usual, it also comes with an interesting back story.