TSS Earnslaw being reassembled in Kingston
27 April 2011
Prefabrication in Dunedin
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw's boilers being assembled in Dunedin
05 May 2011
Engines being assembled
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw's hull ready for launch
27 April 2011
Hull launched at Kingston
27 April 2011
 Adding the final fittings on the promenade deck in 1912
Adding the final fittings on the promenade deck

Adding the final fittings on the promenade deck in 1912

27 April 2011
Bridge nearing completion in 1912
27 April 2011
About to commence her maiden voyage from Kingston
27 April 2011
 The TSS Earnslaw at the Queenstown wharf about to commence her maiden voyage to the head of the Lake, 19 October 1912
TSS Earnslaw at Queenstown Steamer Wharf

The TSS Earnslaw at the Queenstown wharf about to commence her maiden voyage to the head of the Lake, 19 October 1912

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 Invited guests on board the TSS Earnslaw on her maiden voyage
Guests onboard for the Earnslaw's maiden voyage

Invited guests on board the TSS Earnslaw on her maiden voyage

27 April 2011
Staff of Lake Wakatipu Service in 1912
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown Bay in 1916
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw berthed at Queenstown in 1912
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw, circa 1950
27 April 2011
 TSS Earnslaw unloading stock at the Kingston Wharf
Lakeside railway terminus at Kingston

TSS Earnslaw unloading stock at the Kingston Wharf

27 April 2011
 Cattle from Glenorchy being unloaded at Queenstown, Steamer Wharf, circa 1940. The steamers Ben Lomond and TSS Earnslaw are both at the warf.
Cattle being unloaded at Steamer Wharf, circa 1940

Cattle from Glenorchy being unloaded at Queenstown, Steamer Wharf, circa 1940. The steamers Ben Lomond and TSS Earnslaw are both at the warf.

27 April 2011
Wool bales being loaded at Kinloch, 1936
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw at Mt Nicholas Station, circa 1930s
27 April 2011
Ben Lomond and TSS Earnslaw docked at Queenstown
27 April 2011
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TSS Earnslaw at Queenstown

C L Laurie

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 TSS Earnslaw at Walter Peak High Country Farm
At Walter Peak

TSS Earnslaw at Walter Peak High Country Farm

27 April 2011
Waving Goodbye
27 April 2011
Sailing up Lake Wakitipu - Railway dept steamer
27 April 2011
 TSS Earnslaw at Kingston alongside the Duke's Royal Train pulled by Locomotive AB 608, known as the Passchendaele.
Earnslaw & the Duke of Gloucester's Royal Train

TSS Earnslaw at Kingston alongside the Duke's Royal Train pulled by Locomotive AB 608, known as the Passchendaele.

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 His Royal Highnes the Duke of Gloucester being greeted by Captain Herbert as he is about to board the TSS Earnslaw at Kingston in January 1935
Duke of Gloucester

His Royal Highnes the Duke of Gloucester being greeted by Captain Herbert as he is about to board the TSS Earnslaw at Kingston in January 1935

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Duke of York stepping off the Earnslaw
28 April 2011
At Greenstone with Mt Earnslaw in background
27 April 2011
Bales of wool in foreground near Kinloch station
27 April 2011
Wool being dried in the foreground near Kinloch
27 April 2011
Loading a car and freight at Kinloch
27 April 2011
Bulldozer being unloaded from the TSS Earnslaw
27 April 2011
Truck being loaded onboard - circa 1960
27 April 2011
Horse being unloaded while passengers look on
27 April 2011
 Sheep were common cargo before road access to the High Country Stations
Sheep on board

Sheep were common cargo before road access to the High Country Stations

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On the slipway in 1944
27 April 2011
Hand-drawn, hand coloured Poster
05 May 2011
First plate renewal during the 1961 survey
28 April 2011
Ad in Australian Women's Weekly, Feb 1962
05 May 2011
Spoof news story, late 1980s
05 May 2011
Beautiful Lake Wakatipu
27 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw arriving at Walter Peak Farm
28 April 2011
TSS Earnslaw at Walter Peak High Country Farm
27 April 2011
 Coal-stoker at work in the engine room
Coal-stoker at work in the engine room

Coal-stoker at work in the engine room

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 Earnslaw Survey Certificate, 1918
Earnslaw Survey Certificate, 1918

Earnslaw Survey Certificate, 1918

22 August 2011
     
     

 Image credits: All Aboard by RJ Meyer, Real Journeys Archives, Making Waves by Les Hutchins

 

News of the TSS Earnslaw being dismantled
27 April 2011
News of the trial run
27 April 2011
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A Powerful Ferryboat

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27 April 2011
Launch notice
27 April 2011
Faux Pas at Launch
27 April 2011
Faux Pax at launch, an explanation
27 April 2011
Crime on the TSS Earnslaw
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Source: Papers Past

The TSS Earnslaw uses 1 tonne of coal every hour.

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