Hamilton Jet Boat; 1956, 1957; 1993.52.1

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Name/Title

Hamilton Jet Boat

Date Made

1956, 1957

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Plywood, fibre glassed hull, steel

Measurements

3.96 m x 1.35 m (LB)

Subject and Association Keywords

Powerboats

Object Type

Vessel/History

Object number

1993.52.1

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Comments
Paul Rowe 12 Aug 2010 00:33 AM,UTC

Hamilton jets were first developed on "Irishman's Creek Station", between Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki in the South Island of New Zealand:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lake+tekapo&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.22533,96.767578&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lake+Tekapo,+Canterbury,+New+Zealand&ll=-44.006645,170.483093&spn=1.556694,3.023987&z=9

Here's some additional history on Bill Hamilton:
http://www.hamjet.co.nz/about_hamiltonjet/sir_william_hamilton

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