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Speaker for the Sarjeant: The Competition to Hatricks - The Nixon Boats

Paddle steamer Waimarie, Whanganui River. New Zealand News Ltd: Photographs from the Auckland Star. Ref: PA1-q-014-4405. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22324060
24 Nov 2019
Sunday 24 November, 4:30pm
Join Murray Crawford as he talks about a direct descendant of his who played a role in the development of river travel
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Tickets $12. Gallery Friends & Stars $10.
Sarjeant on the Quay
38 Taupō Quay
Manawatu / Wanganui


Murray Crawford is a direct descendant of James Nixon, who owned a fleet of launches and rowing boats from the 1880s to 1937 and ran them in competition to the Hatrick Empire including the Waimarie. He will talk about the role Nixon played in the development of river travel.

The Sarjeant Gallery will be hosting three different talks across three Sunday's, uncovering the stories behind the Waimarie Paddle Steam Boat. If you wish to attend all three talks you can purchase all three tickets for the price of $20.

Purchase tickets from the Sarjeant Gallery at 38 Taupō Quay or by phoning 06 349 0506

Written by

Jaki Arthur

24 Oct 2019