Emigrating to New Zealand
A display aboard the "Star of India" named the "Euterpe" in the 19th Century, shows what conditions were like for emigrants en-route from England to New Zealand.
In late 1871 she began twenty-five years of carrying passengers and freight in the New Zealand emigrant trade, each voyage going eastward around the world before returning to England.
The fastest of her 21 passages to New Zealand took 100 days, the longest 143 days.
She also made ports of call in Australia, California, and Chile.
A baby was born on one of those trips en route to New Zealand, and was given the middle name "Euterpe".
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