SS Ruahine Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Ruahine available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.

Front Cover, Horse Racing Program on Board the MV Ruahine for Monday, 9 March 1953.

1953-03-09 Horse Racing Program - MV Ruahine

They had fun putting together this "Horse Racing" program onboard the MV Ruahine of the New Zealand Steamship Company for Monday, 9 March 1953. Wooden horses were advanced on a track based on the roll of dice. Each horse in the six races included owner, name of horse, jockey, and quip.


Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.

Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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