The Aotearoa Star Lines art works are a tribute to the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand. Founded by James Mills in Dunedin, 1875.
Ship: Maori, built by British shipbuilders Vickers-Armstrong and launched on 27 November 1952.
Flag: Based on the USSCo (Union Steam Ship Company) Logo… Replaced with the letters ASLLtd (Aotearoa Star Lines Ltd)
Kowhaiwhai (scroll design): This Kowhaiwhai was inspired by Ngaru, a traditional Maori design representing the cutting of the waves as the ‘waka’ moves through them.
Aotearoa Star Lines (name): The word ‘star’ is a tribute to ‘Red Star Lines’.
Aotearoa Star Lines Logo (star & rope): Logo created by: Red star with a white boarder from the New Zealand flag, rope representing New Zealand Ship and Marine society’s logo & the anchor, a symbol of all things connected with the ocean.
Bird: Kawau- Shag, representing our myriad of sea birds.
Light houses: Left: Lyttelton Harbour Lighthouse, commissioned 1878. Right: Pencarrow Lighthouse. First lit 1 January 1859.