Sunday, June 18, 2017

ss 'Makura' in San Francisco

This was a passenger ship which ran mainly from Sydney to San Francisco for the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand during the 1930s. The oil painting on canvas panel was commissioned of Wallace Trickett by a family in New Zealand whose mother was actually born on the ship during one of its many passages to Australia from the USA. It shows the ship by the Golden Gate bridge under construction at that time. This will be the subject of a talk on Coast Access Radio, 104.7 FM on Sunday at 8.30 pm, NZ time.

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