Rusden, Athol

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Rusden, Athol Gender: M
Athol Richard Rusden
born on 15 September 1918 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Auckland, New Zealand, 36s52, 174e46
Timezone ONZT h11e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°17' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°41 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°49'


New Zealand seafarer who titled his autobiography "Rascal of the South Pacific." Over a period of 50 years he captained some 28 vessels ranging from cruising yachts to luxury motor yachts and larger cargo vessels. He travelled to numerous South Pacific societies (including the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, Toanga Vanuatu, New Caledonia, the Galapagos Islands and many small atolls), in the era before mass tourism and modernization. Captain Rusden died on 19 June 2012 at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, aged 93.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2005 (Memoir, "Rascal of the South Pacific")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Rascal of the South Pacific" by Athol Rusden and Brian McNiven (Auckland: Self published, 2005), p. 13.


  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Other Travel (Seafarer, captain)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Rascal of the South Pacific")