View of the Koonya departing for New Zealand

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View of the Koonya departing for New Zealand.


 The Koonya was supplied to Shackleton's Antarctic expedition by the Union Steamship Company to tow the Nimrod as far as possible in order to preserve the latter's coal supplies.

Date: 1908

Highly commended entry for a collection on the 1907/8 Antarctic expedition in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Mary Boyle

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