Places we visited…


Dunedin was a regular call for Bank Line ships discharging around the great N.Z. Ports, and for discharging the all important phosphate rock .

The approach led up via Port Chalmers, and the author remembers steering the Maplebank during her calls. Also, chipping overside in freezing conditions whilst alongside in Dunedin.

The Olivebank in Port Chalmers around 1900

Town Centre


A book called, ” Any Budding Sailors” is a memoir, and it includes a section about life in the Bank Line – travelling the world. Available in print or as an ebook on AMAZON

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