Entertainment on the Rangitiki in 1960

There is a new “Entertainment” page which can be accessed via the “Ephemera” link at the top of the page. Thanks to Bruce G. Fuller, a historian and author from Te Kuiti, New Zealand, we can now have a brief picture of the kind of entertainment offered to passengers on board a 1960 New Zealand Shipping Company cruise liner. Bruce was a passenger on the voyage, and he kindly sent me copies of his passenger list and other items of interest.

The Concert programme for Sunday 8th May, 1960, includes a wide variety of performances ranging from a silhouette show and a magician, to jugglers, singers, dancers and an accordionist. These performances were given by talented (hopefully) passengers whose names can also be found on the listing – click here.

On the evening of Monday, 9th May, passengers were treated to a showing of the film Alias Jesse James, which had been released just a year earlier. I hope you enjoy the brief extract below, courtesy of YouTube.

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