Sandy Rodgers Artworks | Taking You Strait Home, Lyttleton to Pencarrow
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Taking You Strait Home, Lyttleton to Pencarrow

A Tribute:

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.


Shown at:

Zeayou Gallery Taupo, New Zealand




The Journey Home