Looking for Miss Halpin

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Despite the fact that it is easy to jet off to exotic locations these days, there is something fascinating about vintage luggage. One reader of this blog recently purchased the trunk illustrated here, and they would like to learn more about its history.

Remuera---hand-colouredWho was Miss Halpin, and when was she travelling on the Remuera? How old was she? Did she travel alone? Was it a one way ticket?

There are many websites with passenger lists, but I have not been able to find her yet. One free site is FamilySearch, where I have found six results for “R Halpin” in relation to New Zealand Passenger Lists. Sadly none of these link to the Remuera. If you would like to have a look, just click here to see my saved search results.

Here are some more photos of the trunk. Please let us know if you find her.

 

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