24 Dec 2014

Alexander Hatrick and The Paddle Steamer Waimarie

From New Zealand Society, 2:20 pm on 24 December 2014

Peter Hardy has an odd uniform - a full Edwardian costume which he dons daily to impersonate Alexander Hatrick, who amongst other pursuits owned a fleet of boats on the Whanganui River and was mayor for a stint. Amelia Nurse joins him aboard NZ's only paddle steamer, the fully restored Waimarie, to find out more about the boat, and the man.