Rhys Richards has published widely on sealing and whaling and his latest book brings together a collection of 12 articles of his on sealing in the Sub Antarctic Islands between 1788 and 1833.
Parameta Press, Wellington, 2010. Softback. 278 pages, illustrated. NEW.
The illustrated full story of the three masted passenger ship that sailed from Melbourne bound for Britain via Cape Horn. It was wrecked in a cavern on the western coast of sub antarctic Auckland Island with the loss 68 souls. Fourteen survivors endured 18 months of privation on the island before rescue.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
Shipwrecked on the Auckland Islands in the sub antarctic southern ocean, a great-granddaughter's pilgrimage. First published in 1997 this is the second edition.
Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND.
A collection of 10 papers, being an archaeological and historical survey of the Auckland Islands. Fully illustrated monograph No. 27 of the New Zealand Archaeological Association.
New Zealand Archaeological Association, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 317 pages. NEW
An illustrated history of New Zealand's remote sub antarctic Campbell Island from the date of first discovery in 1810. Sealing, whaling, shipwrecks, penguin harvesting, sheep farming, coast watching and conservation.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
An extraordinary true story of men marooned on icy and hostile Campbell Island in the sub antarctic in 1883. The survivors were eventually rescued and carried to New Zealand where the inquiry and courtcase that followed became an international controversy.
Old Salt Press, New Jersey, USA. Softback. 285 pages. NEW
Reports on the geo-physics, geology, zoology and botany of the islands lying to the south of New Zealand, based on observations and collections made during an expedition in the Government steamer Hinemoa by members of Canterbury College, University of New Zealand. Volume I has the usual faults caused by paper adherence as a result of poor storage by the Government Printer, otherwise fine copies.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, Government Printer, Wellington, 1909. 2 Volumes, Hardbacks no dust jackets. 388 & 389 pages, illustrations and maps. Index in both volumes. SECONDHAND
The full and well illustrated report of the Denver Museum of Natural History expedition to the New Zealand sub antarctic in the summer of 1958.
Proceedings No. 10, Denver Museum of Natural History, USA. Softback. 305 pages. SECONDHAND
The result of the Denver Museum of Natural History expedition to Campbell Island in the summer of 1958. The author was NZ liaison officer and carried out a study of conservation problems and study of the Albatross populations. Illustrated.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1960. Stiff boards, cloth spine. 82 pages. SECONDHAND
Heard Island, in the Sub-Antarctic, has been inhabited for only a few years between December 1947 and March 1955 when it hosted an Australian base. This book is based on the journals of John Bechervaise during his thirteen months in charge. A remarkable picture of a bleak yet beautiful island.
National Library of Australia, Canberra. Softback. 211 pages. NEW
An account of the part played by New Zealand in antarctic discovery and the scientific work of the various expeditions that have made the country a last port of call on the way south. Also describes the setting up of Scott Base. Illustrations and maps.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 269 pages, folding maps and NZ Lands and Survey map of the Ross Sea region in pocket at rear. SECONDHAND
The official account of the New Zealand party of the 1956-57 Trans Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary that established Scott Base on Ross Island and began New Zealand's permanent presence in the antarctic.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 435 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history of the continent and its wildlife, scientific discoveries and resources, illustrated with 900 paintings, drawings, maps, diagrams and photographs. A superb volume.
Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1985. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 319 pages. SECONDHAND
A facsimile of the unique book produced during the depths of an Antarctic winter in the hut built at Cape Royds on Ross Island for the 1908-09 Nimrod Expedition. Less than 100 copies of the original were produced.
Seto Publishing, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND
The story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900, led by Carsten Borchgrevink to Cape Adare, as told in the diaries of expedition member Louis Charles Bernacchi. This copy signed by the author.
South Latitude Research Ltd., Christchurch, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 page, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
Behind the scenes of the Nimrod Expedition. Here are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far reaching dreams. Includes intimate letters to his wife, Emily.
Erskine Press, Norwich, UK, 2009. Softback. 360 pages. NEW
An account of Scott's last Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, especially the winter, the polar journey and the search journey. Includes the diraries of those who took part. First published in 1922, this is a one volume edition first published in 1937.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 584 pages. SECONDHAND
This book tells the breathtaking story of Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions, in which he more than once narrowly escaped with his life. In 1911 his Australian Antarctic Expedition set off for the great white south, pitching camp on the slopes of the Beardmore glacier. When both members of his pary died, however, he was left to struggle the hundreds of miles back to base, only to find that the rescue ship had sailed away.
Softback. 296 pages. NEW.
Born Adventurer The Life of Frank Bickerton Antarctic Pioneer by Stephen Haddelsey. Bickerton belonged to the heroic age of Polar exploration. As mechanical engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914 he was responsible for experiments with aerial exploration and wireless telegraphy. He was also a member of Shakleton's ill fated Endurance Expedition. Sutton Publishing, 2005.
Sutton Publishhing, Stroud, UK, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. NEW
“When Sir Ernest Shackleton's dreams of crossing Antarctica foundered with his expedition ship Endurance in the ice of the Weddell Sea in October 1915, he could only wonder what had become of his support party on the other side of the continent. This book tells that story”. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 315 pages. SECONDHAND
The ordeal of the advance party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957. Apart from Scott's marooned Northern Party theirs was the most severe ordeal in the history of Antarctic exploration. Based on the dairy of Rainer Goldsmith.
Erskine Press, Norwich, UK, 2007. Softback with dust jacket. 133 pages. NEW
Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958. Examines, for the first time, the controversy surrounding Hillary's race to the pole that threw Fuchs' expedition into confusion.
Erskine Press, Norwich, UK, 2010. Softback. 144 pages. NEW
Musuen curator David Harrowfield decribes the work undertaken annually to restore the aged huts of the original Antarctic explorers. These huts dot the coastline of the Ross Dependency.
Macmillan. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 119 Pages. SECONDHAND
Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and other stories of Antarctic Cuisine is a history of food in the frozen continent and an account of its importance in antarctic history and culture, from Shackleton and Scott to today.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, USA, 2012. Softback. 286 pages. NEW
A beautiful book that tells the story of the heroic age of antarctic exploration through the photographs of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley. The images are all in the Royal collection. There is also a history of antarctic photography and a selection of pictures of other items such as the union flag taken by Scott to the pole. The book is an excellent and beautifully produced addition to those already published on antarctic photography.
Royal Collections Enterprises Ltd., London, 2009. Hardback. 256pp. NEW.
A celebration of the landscape, history, scientific work and discovery and adventure of New Zealand's 50 year independent relationship with the antarctic.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2007. Softback. 242 pages. NEW
A behind the scenes, insiders account of the dash to the South Pole by Ed Hillary during the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1958. Original photographs taken by the author.
Random House NZ, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
A large landscape format book of the photographs that are the result of the artist's 2003 and 2006 visits to the Antarctic. Grahame Sydney is one of the best known and best loved of New Zealand landscape painters particularly associated with central Otago.
Viking Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. NEW.
The great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen disappeared in the Arctic in 1928. His possessions were left in disarray and his lantern slides of expeditions through the North West Passage 1903, 1911 to the South Pole and 1918 journey along the Siberian coast were thought to have been lost. Over 200 of these slides were rediscovered in 1968, providing a unique insight into the life of Amundsen. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND