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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Te Hongi
Vessel Name:Te Hongi
Builder:John Stewart Banner
Place built:Hokianga
Year built:1934
Construction:Double-skin NZ Kauri
Owners:Jack (or Jaques) Markwalder (1948); Bert Lamb H. F. Lamb (Wellington, 19??-1946); Shelley Atkinson (Auckland, 1935-19??)
Notes:6' draught.Atkinson commissioned John Wray to deliver the vessel to Auckland. See "South Sea Vagabonds". re-built in Auckland by Sam Ford. Lamb changed the vessel's name to "Te Hongi". Markwalder purchased her for Pacific cruise.