The above photo of the motorboat Reliance came to me from Keith Humphrey’s collection of old Auckland photos.
The gent in the bow, looks ‘The Boss’ being delivered somewhere.
Does anyone know anything about the boat & what became of her?
Harold Kidd Input – This RELIANCE was built by Bailey & Lowe in June 1905 as a “commuter ferry”. She was 22′ x 5’9″ x 2’6″ and had a 2.5hp Hercules engine. Although this image is clearly on her trial trip in Auckland with, I think, Walter Bailey amidships, I’m sure she was built for A. Billing of Thames.