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19  Date: 2005-05-30 20:31:34
john (jack)scott ( / no homepage) wrote:

What a great site! Was a Writer on the "Tiki" between 1953 & 1957 and remember Mr Overall well. There were some real characters on a very happy ship - anyone remember Charlie South the Linenkeeper? I met my wife on board and still have some good laughs about those days.

18  Date: 2005-04-15 22:54:15
geoff roberts ( / no homepage) wrote:

I have just come upon your great site on the Rangitiki.
I made my first trip on the Tiki at age 22 as a junior engineer, 10th to be exact.
That was also her final trip which I remember well, especially leaving New zealand and a pipe band playing now is the hour among other tunes.
A large crowd of emigrants came to see us off and the ship was decked out with flags and bunting.
Oh what happy memories of the best time of my life.
Geoff Roberts

17  Date: 2005-03-18 06:34:25
Deanna Eagle ( / no homepage) wrote:

I was 5 when we emigrated to NZ on 4th June 1953 and have very vivid memories of that voyage from the foggy English Channel, Curacao, Panama Canal and Pitcairn Island. On this particular voyage an islander was brought on board for an appendix operation.
Your excellent site has refreshed many memories that over the years others in the family have tried to tell me I was imagining.

keep up the good work, I will be watching this site with interest. Thanks. Deanna

16  Date: 2005-03-13 23:21:25
Nicholas Kennedy ( / no homepage) wrote:

Congratulations on the site, it has been a life saver for me. My father, Nick Kennedy served on the Rangitiki from 1957 to 1959 beginning when he was 18/19 . He is currently in hospital and mentioned to me how special was his time on that ship and that he would be really interested in acquiring a photo of her. I wonder if anybody out there would know where I could purchase one for him and also, if anybody remembers him. He was slim with dark hair, born in Wexford but brought up in Cobh where my grandfather, again of the same name, was a Warrant Officer in the Irish Navy. He was and is very good natured with a fine sense of humour.
Thank you.

15  Date: 2005-02-07 14:38:31
jonathan Hamilton-jones ( / no homepage) wrote:

my father was a radio officer on a the nz ships, i think the 'tiki and know the 'tata. do you know where i could find a crew list for the 40's to 60's

14  Date: 2005-02-05 19:31:49
laurence brand ( / no homepage) wrote:

What a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon your site is truly great.Past crew member 1952/53
a waiter in the 1st class dinning saloon later a assistant storekeeper I must have met your Father on many occasions. My next ship was the Empire Windrush where I lost most of my memorablia from the RANGITIKI but pleased to say not my memories.

13  Date: 2004-12-31 16:25:05
stan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Richard on behalf of the many ex tikiers my thanks for a wonderful site and the work you put into it.Happy New year to you and your family

12  Date: 2004-12-10 19:13:17
Mike ( / wrote:

Nice site & guestbook ... greetings ...

11  Date: 2004-11-27 22:33:46
Jill Melvin ( / wrote:

I have wondered for 30 years about a silver jug and sugar bowl with a crest on the side that says NZSco RMS Rangitiki which I came upon in a junk shop and bought all those years ago. Thanks to your super site I now know all about where they came from. Jill

10  Date: 2004-11-09 19:10:02
Campbell McCutcheon ( / no homepage) wrote:

excellent site about these oft-forgotten New Zealand liners - very interesting and full of nice images.