SS Captain Hobson: Joe Spearman Making Toy Boats (1953)

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SS Captain Hobson: Joe Spearman Making Toy Boats (1953).

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The SS Captain Hobson left Glasgow in June 1953, arriving in New Zealand on 7 August 1953. This image is from the story of the voyage as recalled by my mother-in-law, Barbara Turner (nee Wallace), fifty-nine years later. During the journey, Arthur and fellow passenger, Joe Spearman, built and painted little toy boats for each child on board. Barbara recalls that none of the father’s of the children aboard helped, it was just Arthur and Joe on their own, but that was fine as they were enjoying themselves. These boats were given to the children at the end of voyage party - Debbie McCauley (2012). Photograph: Barbara Elizabeth Turner Collection.

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SS Captain Hobson: Joe Spearman Making Toy Boats (1953)


First Names:Joe
Last Name:Spearman
Year:1953

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