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No 17 March 31, 1962

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The Lady Barkley had an interesting history. From the private yacht of Governor Barkley, Australia, she became a gunboat for the New Zealand Government and operated in the Maori Wars on the Waikato River. Later she was bought by Pilot Cross, Nelson, and operated as a passenger and cargo vessel between Nelson and Golden Bay. She was later changed from a paddle steamer to screw.

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