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Stella (1876 - 1889)

Photo Date: 1880's

Ship Stella. Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera. Ref: 1/1-025526-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22722531

Photo Date: ca 1890

The ship Stella in Milford Sound. Halse, Frederick James, d 1936 :Collection of negatives. Ref: 1/2-010355-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22845473

Photo date: 1887

Steamship Stella at Railway Wharf, Lambton, Wellington. Halse, Frederick James, d 1936 :Collection of negatives. Ref: 1/2-004068-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23527937

 

New Zealand's second government lighthouse steamer was the Stella5 19

The Stella was of a similar design to the Hinemoa and was built the same year by Robert Scott and Company, Cartsyke, on the River Clyde.  330

Her original specifications were:

268 tons gross and 156 tons net register. 19

 

 

The master of the Stella was Captain Fairchild. He had a long history with the government ships. He was master of the paddle-wheel steamer Sturt on the Waikato River and on the coast during the New Zealand wars. He was then appointed master of the government paddle wheel steamer Luna, later moving on to the Stella 330

In 1877, Captain Fairchild was appointed master of the Hinemoa, however he was also to continue to command the Stella.  330

In 1889, the Stella was withdrawn from service. 5 19

The Stella ended life as a landing stage for a fish freezing station in North Arm , Chalky Inlet. 5 19

 

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Additional Sources:

330http://nzmaritime.co.nz/hin1.htm

 

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