National Geographic : 1936 Feb
() INational Geographic society rinlay t'notograpn Dy W. koDert Ivioore DRAWN UP AS IF ON PARADE, PLEASURE CRAFT AND INTERISLAND STEAMERSTHRONG PORT LYTTELTON This ocean gateway, a few miles from Christchurch, is a'deeply indented bay, surrounded by volcanic hills. Banks Peninsula, of which itforms a part, is a bold upthrust of rock and ancient lava, which forms an imposing knob on the east coast of South Island. The houses ofLyttelton rise tier on tier up the hillsides, like rows in an amphitheater. Although a majority of the ships using the port areengaged incoastal trade, overseas steamers call for wool, frozen meats, and other products.