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Captain Fairchild ( - 1898)

Photo Date: 1856-1862 By: Crombie, John Nicol, 1827-1878

Crombie, John Nicol, 1827-1878 :Portrait of Captain John Fairchild. Ref: PA2-0567. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22886237

Photo Date: 1894

Depot hut, Auckland Island, New Zealand. Pollock album. Ref: PA1-f-049-33-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23254027

Photo Date: 1867

Nazer, Bowen Watson, 1842-1882. Nazer, Bowen Watson, 1842-1882 :The New Zealand Government P S Sturt... Jan 11, [18]67. Ref: A-049-008. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22776014

 

Captain Fairchild was originally the master of the government paddle-wheel steamer Sturt on the Waikato River and on the coast during the New Zealand wars. After being appointed Captain of the government paddle wheel steamer Luna, he then moved to the Stella330

In 1877, Captain John Fairchild was appointed the master of the Hinemoa, however he was also to continue to command the lighthouse tender Stella330

 

 

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330http://nzmaritime.co.nz/hin1.htm 

 

 

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Last Updated: August 25, 2013