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LINKS A History of Transport and New Zealand Society
James Watson
ISBN1869561686
$32.50

Explores the fascinating relationship between transport and NZ society. Five eras, the waka, sail, steam, motor and the jet, are looked at and the impact of each on society and it's development described.   

GP Publications, Wellington, 1996. Softback. 315 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARINE DEPARTMENT CENTENNIAL 1866-1966
E.R. Martin
910220911
$85.00

Covers the establishment of the Department, its work in setting up lights and other navigation aids, coastal surveys, the Government steamer services and castaway depots, its role in fisheries and work with harbour boards. Illustrations. Very scarce.

A.R. Sherer, Government Printer, Wellington, 1969. Hardback, no dust jacket. 144 pages, with folding chart. SECONDHAND


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THE CRUISE OF THE ACHERON
Sheila Natusch
ISBN 07233305501
$32.50

ISBN 0723305501 An account of Captain John Stokes and his crew sent to New Zealand by the British Admiralty to make a detailed survey of the country’s harbours and coastline, 1848-1851.

Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dust-jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND


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THIS STERN COAST
J.O'C. Ross
110250522
$55.00

The full story of the mapping by maritime survey of New Zealand coastal waters from the charts of Abel Tasman to the RNZN survey vessels of the 1960s. Published 1969.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 277 pages. SECONDHAND


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LEADING LIGHTS, LIGHTHOUSES OF NEW ZEALAND
Anna Gibbons with photographs by Grant Sheehan
ISBN9780908790227
$47.50

30 lighthouses from Cape Reinga to Puysegur Point, with their history, and colour photographs.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1991. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIGHTHOUSES OF NEW ZEALAND
John O'C Ross
210201402
$35.00

The first published comprehensive history of New Zealand's lighthouses from an author with a long experience of the sea and New Zealand's coastal waters and who finished his career as Chief of Naval Staff. Illustrated.

Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALWAYS THE SOUND OF THE SEA. The Daily Lives of New Zealand's Lighthouse Keepers
Helen Beaglehole
ISBN9781877333996
$45.00

Drawing on a rich and intriguing mix of letters, diary extracts, official correspondence and interviews, from an 1872 diary to interviews with the last of the lighghouse keepers themselves, Helen Beaglehole brings together accounts of the life and work of these resourceful New Zealanders. Illustrated.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2009. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CHILDREN FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE
Mabel Pollock
ISBN9780473116996
$47.50

Recollections of her father, and their time at the lighthouses of New Zealand. mabel was born at Cape Saunders in 1927. This is the revised edition of a work first published in 1993.

Pollock Books, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAN THE LIGHT Thomas Smith in New Zealand Lighthouses
Thomas Smith
ISBN0473040832
$47.50

A life story full of tales of ships, lighthouses, the man who maintained them and their families. Illustrated.

T.G. Smith, Auckland, 1996. Softback. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 195 Years of Disasters at Sea
C.W.N. Ingram
ISBN0908676492
$120.00

This edition of Ingram's classic and monumental work records more than 2200 shipwrecks about the New Zealand coast since the first recorded wreck in 1795. Illustrated. First published in 1936, this is the 7th, revised edition.

Beckett Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 514 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1960
C W N Ingram and P O Wheatley
510290321
$55.00

The rarer third edition of the standard work on shipwrecks in NZ waters. With new information for the 1840-56 period.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1970
C W N Ingram
ISBN0589007157
$55.00

The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks with entries for all known wecks and a selection of historic photographs. First published in 1936, this is the fourth edition revised and enlarged..

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 448 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1982
C.W.N. Ingram
ISBN0589015109
$55.00
The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks with entries for all known wecks and a selection of historic photographs. First published in 1936, this is the sixth edition revised and enlarged..

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 482 pages. SECONDHAND

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SHIPWRECKS AROUND NEW ZEALAND
Eric Heath, text by Gavin McLean
ISBN9781869340445
$47.50

This good looking book details in lively prose and beautiful elegantly accurate illustrations, 31 New Zealand wrecks from H.M.S. Orpheus in 1863 to the Celtic Kiwi in 1991.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND TRAGEDIES SHIPWRECKS & MARITIME DISASTERS
Gavin McLean
ISBN9781869340292
$37.50

An illustrated collection of stories about some of the most remarkable shipwrecks around the coast of New Zealand.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND TREASURE WRECKS
Steve Locker-Lampson
ISBN9780908685820
$30.00

The story of twenty valuable wrecks in New Zealand waters and attempts at salvage on some of them.

The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1995. Softback. SECONDHAND


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FULL ASTERN
Gavin McLean
ISBN9781869341039
$47.50

An Illustrated History of New Zealand Shipwrecks. Includes stories of castaways and the captains and crews struggles to avert disaster. Well illustrated with photographs.

Grantham House, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WRECK OF H.M.S. ORPHEUS New Zealand's Worst Sea Disaster
Roy M. Hetherington
ISBN0726937037
$45.00

H.M.S. Orpheus was wrecked on a shoal at the entrance to Manukau Harbour in 1863. 189 lives were lost making this the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand history. This is the full account based on the personal narratives of 3 people involved. 

Cassell NZ, Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ORPHEUS DISASTER
Thayler Fairburn
ISBN0473005387
$60.00

A full account of New Zealand's worst ever shipwreck that occurred on the Manukau Bar in February, 1863 when H.M.S. Orpheus went down with the loss of 186 lives, including the Commodore of the Australasian division Royal Navy.

Whakatane & District Historical Society, 1987. Softback. 243 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHIP ON SHORE The Story of the "Osprey" Brig of War
Jane Foster
ISBN090864400032
$32.50

HMS Osprey spent six months charting the northern coast of New Zealand before running aground at Herekino in 1846. Salvaged immediately, the crew returned to England to be court martialled for the loss, but were exonerated of any blame.

Rowfant Books, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE ELINGAMITE AND ITS TREASURE
Wade Doak
ISBN 340107774
$37.50

'Shipwreck off the New Zealand coast and the excitement of a modern search for gold’. The successful salvage of the Elingamite treasure from the sea off the lonely Three King Islands. 

Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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THE WRECK OF THE TARARUA
Joan Mackintosh
ISBN589004417
$42.50

An illustrated account of New Zealand's worst civilian maritime disaster off the Southland coast in 1881 when 131 people perished in sight of the coast. Dust jacket sunned to spine, otherwise fine copy.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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EIGHT MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT The Wreck of the S.S. Wairarapa
Steve Locker-Lampson and Ian Francis
ISBN0473000733
$47.50

The story of the wrecking of the Unoion Steam Ship Company ship Waiarapa at Great barrier Island on 29 October 1894 with the loss of approximately 130 lives. Illustrated.

Rofant Books, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 147 pages, folding plans to rear. SECONDHAND


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THE WRECK OF THE PENGUIN
Bruce E. Collins
ISBN9781877228285
$42.50

In 1909 the Penguin sank near Wellington with the loss of 72 lives, among them many women and children, it was New Zealand's worst twentieth century shipwreck. This is the full story of the tragedy, the ship itself has never been found.

Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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NIAGARA'S GOLD
Jeff Maynard
ISBN9780864177667
$30.00

Sunk in New Zealand waters by a German mine, the Niagara had 8 tons of British bullion onbaord. This is the amazing story of it's salvage from within a mine-field, during war-time.

Kangaroo Press, NSW, 1996. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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REPORT OF COURT ON THE T.E.V. WAHINE DISASTER
R D Jamieson and others.
91022031
$37.50

T.E.V. Wahine (O.N. 317814) shipping casualty 10 April 1968, report of the court of inquiry and annex. The official investigation into this tragic shipwreck.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1970. Softback. 140 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEATH OF A CRUISE SHIP
Tom O'Connor
ISBN9780908561698
$35.00

The mystery surrounding the sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov in the Marlborough Sounds while under the command of a New Zealand Pilot. One crew member was lost when the ship sank after hitting rocks.

Cape Catley Ltd., Whatamango Bay, 1999. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETTICOAT WHALERS Whaling Wives at Sea 1820-1920
Joan Druett
ISBN1869500431
$47.50

The colourful story of the women who went to sea with their husbands in the whaling ships that plied the southern oceans during the nineteenth century whaling boom. The result of five years of carefull research.

Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WHALE'S WAKE
Harry Morton
ISBN0908569297
$110.00

This account of SW Pacific whaling discusses the whales, whalers, ships, crews, uses for whale products, and whaling from shore stations. It places the industry in its social context and show the role played by whaling in the development of New Zealand.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND


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AHAB'S TRADE The Saga of South Seas Whaling
Granville Allen Mawer
ISBN9781864485795
$47.50

Describes the rise and fall of this first global industry and the men who made it. Ships from Britain, France, America, Australia and New Zealand scoured the southern oceans and lived in a closed off world of great pressue and great reward.

Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 393 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WHALING TRADE IN OLD NEW ZEALAND
L.S. Rickard
ISBN9780958339066
$50.00

The story of the rise and fall of the old whaling trade around the coasts of early New Zealand, gathered from fragmented sources. First published in 1965, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 163 pages. NEW


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SEALERS & WHALERS IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS
Don Grady
ISBN0474000508
$95.00

A very well illustrated history of sealing and whaling in New Zealand waters from the earliest days ot the end of the eighteenth century, through to the final demise in 1964.

Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 307 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAPTAIN CATTLIN TOWARDS NEW ZEALAND
Jocelyn Chisholm
ISBN0959759719
$37.50

The whaling voyages and other activities of Captain Edward Cattlin in Australian and New Zealand waters. Cattlin purchased the Otago land which is named after him from Maori. This work is based on his journals, which surfaced in 1969.

J. Chisholm, Wellington, 1994. Softback. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD FLEET FOR CALIFORNIA
Charles Bateson
8102803
$32.50

Forty-niners from Australia and New Zealand go to the California gold rush. This focuses on the ships that took the men to the gold-fields, and life on board. THIS COPY has some minor foxing to the uncut page edges and book boards.

Minerva, Auckland, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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A MARITIME HERITAGE The Lore of Sail in New Zealand
Cliffort W. Hawkins
ISBN0002169274
$55.00

A detailed and interesting account of the boat builders and the sailing craft of New Zealand, illustrated throughout with many fine line drawings and historic photographs.

Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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'NEATH SWAYING SPARS The Story of the Trading Scows of New Zealand
P A Eaddy
91028013
$95.00

An account of the trading scows of New Zealand, vessels of great carrying capacity and shallow draught, working bulk cargoes of timber and coal especially in the North Island ports. First edition. EXCELLENT CONDITION

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1939. Hardback with no dust jacket, as issued. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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CATLINS BOUND. William McPhee's Southern-Built Sailing Ships, NZ 1860-70's
Mike McPhee
ISBN9780473154615
$85.00

The first account of southern ship building in the Catlins and on Stewart Island in the days of sail. These unique ships traded around the coasts of New Zealand and ventured across the Tasman sea. The book is illustrated with shipping notices, photographs, maps, advertisments and paintings. Includes a CD.

Catlins Wildlife Ecotours, Owaka, 2009. Softback. 262 pages, with CD. SECONDHAND


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THE LOG OF THE HUIA
C W Hawkins
810250225
$55.00

The history of the Kauri built topsail schooner 'Huia' from its launch in 1894 to its loss in New Caledonia in 1951. Illustrations, includes hull lines and sail plan.

Leader Press Ltd., Auckland, 1947. Hardback with no dust jacket. 85 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOG OF THE HUIA
Clifford W. Hawkins
0103
$40.00

The Huia was a topsail schooner launched in 1894 and sailed as a cargo carrier until she was wrecked in 1951 after a career sailing on some of the most dangerous waters in the world. This is her story. Revised and extended edition.

William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckalnd, 1973. Hardback with dust-jacket. 147 pages. SECONDHAND


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LEONARD ROBERTSON, THE WHANGAROA & LA BELLA
Jack Churchouse
ISBN0908582552
$47.50

The experiences of  Robertson in intercolonial sailing, especially on the scow Whangaroa and the barquentine La Bella. Well illustrated.

Millwood Press, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 162 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTH SEA VAGABONDS Revised
J W Wray
810220122
$125.00

Classic nautical adventure, traversing the Pacific in the home-built yacht Ngataki. Wray built her from kauri driftwood, to lead a roving life in the Pacific. The first printing of the revised second edition. Rare in this edition. THIS COPY has a poor dustjacket with tape repairs which is taped onto the end papers, and there is a long ownership inscription on the title page.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WATERLILY DIARY of Jack Atkinson
Colin Amodeo, editor
ISBN9780958220118
$30.00

The romantic story of an adventurous cruise from Lyttelton to Fiji in a 67 year old ketch by 7 young men in the 1930s.

Clerestory Press, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 100 pages. NEW


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SAILING SHIPS OF THE TASMAN SEA
Jack Churchhouse
ISBN0908582625
$75.00

Sailing Ships of the Tasman Sea. Jack Churchhouse describes the sailing ships owned by J.J. Craig, a prominent Auckland merchant. Named after members of his family, this fleet of ships established records for fast passages between New Zealand and Australia. Signed by the author.

Millwood Press. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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SAIL IN THE SOUTH Shipping photographs from the Edwardes Collection
Text by Ronald Parsons
ISBN0589009575
$37.50

A selection from the A D Edwardes collection of shipping photographs in the State Library of South Australia. Informative captions and text. Sail ships around Australia and New Zealand.

AH and AW Reed, Wellingotn, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GLORY OF SAIL
Ronald Carter with photographs by Max Frommherz
51020131
$100.00

A pictorial study of Auckland yachts. Almost 60 individual yachts photographed and described. A rare book. THIS COPY has wear to the dust jacket and lacks the front fold-in flap.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PAMIR Under the New Zealand Ensign
Jack Churchouse
ISBN0908582048
$120.00

A study of the trans-Pacific voyages of the windjammer Pamir during the Second World War. Captured from Finnish ownership and operated by the Union Steam Ship Company for the New Zealand Government. Excellent and well illustrated account.

Millwood Press, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 283 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BENZINE ERA
N H Brewer
ISBN0473023210
$47.50

Spectacular Days in new Zealand history1900-1926. Mainly relates to the transportation of benzine fuel by ships. Many accounts of accidents caused by vapours igniting, on ships and on land. Individual ships described.

NH Brewer and JS McDermott, Auckland, 1993. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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PRIDE IN THEIR PORTS The Story of the Minor Ports
John O'C. Ross
ISBN0908564112
$65.00

The smaller ports of New Zealand from Northland to Foveaux Strait. The history of the coastal shipping trade. Illustrated and with an index of ports and ships.

Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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STEAM IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC
Will Lawson
210201912
$75.00

The story of merchant steam navigation in the Australasian coastal and inter-colonial trades, and the ocean lines of the South Pacific. Illustrations. Very scarce.

Gordon and Gotch, Wellington, 1909. Hardback, no dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY NEW ZEALAND STEAMERS Volume I, The Pioneering Years 1840-1861
J.D. Wilkinson
310221721
$120.00

The story of the early steamers that traded around the coast and visited from overseas during the pioneering period. A large number of vessels are covered in detail, and there are interesting illustrations. Silverfish nibble marks to dust jacket.

Maritime Historical Productions, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNION LINE UNION STEAM SHIP CO NEW ZEALAND
Sydney Waters
560
$55.00

Union Line A Short History of the Union Steam Ship Company of  New Zealand Ltd 1875 to 1951. The story of a shipping company of worldwide scope that was founded and managed in New Zealand.

Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd., Wellington, 1951. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued, illustrated. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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GLAMOUR SHIPS OF THE UNION STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Jack Churchouse
ISBN0908582412
$50.00

A well illustrated account of the Union Company and its best known and most luxurious ships, well illustrated by material in the collection of the Wellington Maritime Museum. This copy has a photographic post card of the T.E.V. Rangatira pasted on to the title page.

Millwood Press, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY STEAM SHIPS
J.E. Hobbs and D.F. Gardner
ISBN0908582412
$47.50

A painted pictorial record of the old Union Company and its ships from Maori of 1868 to Seaway Queen of 1964.

Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND LTD. 1875-1925
Union Steam Ship Company NZ Ltd.
810250031
$75.00

50th Jubilee celebration publication detailing the company and its vessels and services. Well illustrated with photographs. Yapped edges are worn.

Union Steam Ship Company NZ Ltd., Wellington, 1925. Softback. 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND LTD., 1875-1940
Anonymous
510250911
$75.00

The illustrated story of a Company of world-wide scope which was founded and managed in New Zealand. Publication issued in commemoration of the centenary of British settlement in New Zealand, 1940. This complementry copy given by the directors and signed by the assistant manager, M.B. Miller. TOGETHER WITH a loose whole plate photograph of S.S. Wairarapa "at Wellington Queens Wharf on first trip" c.1882.

Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie Ltd., Wellington, 1940. Hardback, no dust jacket. 55 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF STYLE Great Ships of the Union Line 1875-1976
N.H. Brewer
ISBN0589014145
$32.50

From 1875 onwards the ships of the Union Steamship Company were regarded as "Queens of the Seas." They offered passengers excellent service in accommodation, entertainment and cuisine. This book features 36 of these ships. Published in 1982.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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MIGRANT SHIPS TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 1900-1939
Peter Plowman.
ISBN9781877418105
$49.90

Examines those ships and shipping companies that transported migrants to Australia and New Zealand in the period 1900-1939 when many paid their own fare although there were also various assisted passage schemes. Contains illustrations of most of the ships engaged in a trade that was brought to a halt by the outbreak of war in 1939.

Transpress NZ, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 192 pages. NEW.


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SHAW SAVILL LINE
Sydney Waters
410290421
$37.50

The centennial history of the great New Zealand shipping company that began with clipper ships and developed into a crucial element of the colonial links of empire. Illustrated.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SHIPS THAT SERVE NEW ZEALAND Vol. 1 British and European Lines
I. G. Stewart
$42.50

A backgound history of each company which engaged in the United Kingdom - Continental - New Zealand trade, since WWII, that traces the developments and varied designs of ships which are today employed on this route.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. SECONDHAND


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RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER NZ Shipping Monographs 2.
Gavin McLean with line drawings by S V Lampard
ISBN0959783423
$55.00

Coastal shipping firm Richardson and Company. With company history, record of vessels and shipped tonnages etc. Illustrated.

New Zealand Ship and Marine Society, Wellington, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 141 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANCHOR SHIPS AND ANCHOR MEN
A.A. Kirk
11020131
$47.50

The history of the Nelson based Anchor Shipping and Foundry Company Ltd., from the formative period of the 1860s up to the date of publication when there were six modern ships.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ERA OF COASTAL SHIPPING IN NEW ZEALAND The Small Motor Ships
Murray Jennings
ISBN9780908876228
$47.50

An illustrated account of all the motor ships, between 100 and 1600 tonnes, that operated aound the coast of New Zealand and made use of the smaller ports.Includes a company by company listing.

Transpress, Wellington, 2003. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 193 pages. SECONDHAND


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CANTERBURY COASTERS
Gavin McLean
ISBN0959783407
$37.50

The story of the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company and of its relationship with big business. A unique record of a distinctive part of New Zealand's maritime past. SIGNED NUMBERED edition of 1000 copies.

NZ Ship and Marine Society, Wellington, 1987. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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BY BOATS WE LIVE
Joan Clark
ISBN0908685416
$47.50

The inshore fishing boats built or designed by Roger Carey, drawn and painted by his daughter and with their stories. Includes watercolour paintings. Vessels from 1949-1984.

Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 129 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOOKED, THE STORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND FISHING INDUSTRY
David Johnson, completed by Jenny Haworth
ISBN9781877270642
$65.00

A scholarly and comprehensive illustrated history of the fishing industry, its pioneers, its personalities and its enormous value to the economy. Based on a lifetime of research this is an outstanding history.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 551 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND MARITIME IMAGES The Golden Years
Compiled by Emmanuel Makarios
ISBN9781877418044
$65.00

Photographic history of New Zealand maritime scenes, from the collection of the Museum of Wellington City and Sea. Covers the period 1950-1970.

Transpress NZ, Wellington, 2007. Hardback with no dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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TSS EARNSLAW
Jenny McLeod
ISBN9780473211295
$47.50

A pictorial history and centennial celebration of the heritage steamer Ernslaw, a familiar sight on Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown. This copy signed by the author.

Real Journeys Ltd., Te Anau, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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STRAIT CROSSING
Victor Young
ISBN9781877418112
$55.00

Many of the ferries that have maintained the link between the two islands, Wellington to Picton, Nelson and Lyttelton, will be forever a part of the nation's history. All of them are illustrated and described here.

Transpress, Wellington, 2009. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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COOK'S WILD STRAIT THE INTERISLANDER STORY
David McIntyre and Michael Field with Christine Quinn
isbn0589014498
$37.50

The social and transportation history of Cook's Strait. Includes Maori and early whalers, Wahine and other disasters, and modern ferries and air routes.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 167 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHIPS OF WELLINGTON THE PAST 50 YEARS
Victor Young
ISBN0473060248
$39.50

A selection of Wellington vessels, from sail to hydroplanes. Gives the ships history, with photographs. Includes Pamir, Spirit of Adventure, the Wellington Floating Dock.

Nivic Maritime Books, Wellington, 1999. Hardback with no jacket. 102 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AND FEDERAL LINES
John Clarkson & Roy Fenton
ISBN0952117959
$37.50

Illustrates the development of fleet of the NZ Steamship Co. Ltd., and Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. from 1912 and arranged chronologically. Also included are ships of Avenue Shipping Co. Ltd.

Amadeus Press Ltd., Huddersfield, UK. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLUE WATERS STEADY WAVES NZ Institute of Marine and Power Engineers 1880-1980
Tim McGreanor
ISBN9780473125172
$47.50

A history of marine engineering in New Zealand and the role of the institue in maritime affairs since 1880.

NZ Institute of Marine and Power Engineers, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND.


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WILD IRISHMAN The Story of Bill Hamilton
Peggy Hamilton
ISBN0589012940
$47.50

Told by his wife, this is the remarkable story of how Hamilton, with no formal engineering training at all, pioneered jet boats in a little back country factory. Illustrated. First published in 1969.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 214 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHITE WATER The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition
Joyce Hamilton
210250811
$40.00

The thrilling story of adventure as a party of New Zealanders and Americans drive their Hamilton jet boats up the ranging and dangerous Colorado river. A notable first.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 259 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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THE JET BOAT The Making of a New Zealand Legend
Anne and Les Bloxham
ISBN0589014536
$75.00

A facinating and well illustrated history of the first 30 years of the jet boat, inspired by and perfected in the shallow rivers of the MacKenzie country by Sir William Hamilton.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket, laminated. 242 pages. SECONDHAND


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HAMILTON'S JET The Biography of an Icon
John Walsh
ISBN9780473289904
$39.99

The illustrated story of how Irishman Creek station farmer Bill Hamilton's jet boat propulsion system became a world leading engineering success.

C.W.F. Hamilton and Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 360 pages. NEW


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HAMILTON'S JET The Biography of an Icon HARDCOVER
John Walsh
ISBN9780473289911
$55.00

The illustrated story of how Irishman Creek station farmer Bill Hamilton's jet boat propulsion system became a world leading engineering success. The uncommon hardcover printing.


C.W.F. Hamilton and Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 360 pages. SECONDHAND


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WORKHORSES IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
Michael P. Richards
ISBN098031327
$32.50

A history of marine engineering in Australia from the introduction of the steam engine and coal fired boilers, through the changes to oil firing, steam turbine propulsion and the early diesel. Published 1987.

Turton & Armstrong, Sydney. Softback. 269 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE IRON SHIPS A MARITIME HISTORY OF BHP 1885-1992
Various
ISBN0867690232
$35.00

The maritime history of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the evolution of the BHP fleet from the first 'iron ship' to the modern fleet of 38 ships.

BHP Transport Ltd., Melbourne, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF SANFORD LTD The First One Hundred Years.
Paul Titchener
210220921
$42.50

The history of New Zealand's biggest fishing company and the history of commercial fishing in Auckland, 1881-1981. A story of human endeavour from the earliest pioneering days of fishing using sailing boats.

Sanford Ltd., Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 133 pages. SECONDHAND


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MASTERS OR SERVANTS? New Zealand Merchant Service Guild
Gavin McLean
ISBN0473008246
$30.00

A short history of the New Zealand Merchant Service Guild and it's predecessors. Shipping workers union formed in the late 1800s. A history of unionism in the merchant marine.

NZ Merchant Service Guild, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SALTWATER HIGHWAY, The Story of Ports and Shipping in New Zealand
Gordon McLauchlan
ISBN9781869538286
$40.00
The story of shipping in New Zealand includes detailed history of port developments, and the social and political aspects of the shipping industry.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 256 pages.  SECONDHAND


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THE PASSAGE MAKERS (Liverpool Black Ball Line)
Michael K. Stammers
ISBN090366206X
$65.00

The history of the Black Ball Line of Australian Packets, 1852-1871; mof the men who founded the Company and guided its fortunes; of their ships and captains, of the emigrants in the days of the gold rush and afterwards, and of the other ventures of the Company. Slight sunning to spine of dust jacket.

Teredo Books Ltd., Brighton, U.K., 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 508 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF MARINE ENGINEERING
John Guthrie
ISBN0091082005
$45.00

A very authorative, comprehensive and well illustrated history of the marine engine, including the steam engine, the steam turbine and the marine diesel engine. A very fine copy.

Hutchinson Educational Ltd., London, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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CABLE SHIPS AND SUBMARINE CABLES
K.R. Haigh
310201911
$85.00

A comprehensive and unique history of Cable Laying Ships from the beginning of the technology published by the leading cable industry company. Includes New Zealand content. A very impressive work. First published in 1968.

Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd., London, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 454 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CHANDRIS LINERS AND CELEBRITY CRUISES
Peter Plowman
ISBN9781877058479
$42.50

The story of the passenger liners operated by the Chandris Group, formed to operate a regular liner service between Greece and Australia and later to enter the North American cruise trade. Numerous illustrations.

Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., Dural, NSW, 2006. Softback with dust jacket. 244 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRESCENT SHIPPING
K.S. Garrett
ISBN9781901703580
$47.50

A substantial and well researched history of the limited company from its foundation in 1910 with a complete illustrated listing of all its sailing and motor vessels. A superb shipping book.

Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK, 2010. Hardback, no dust jackt as issued. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILSON LINE
John Harrower
ISBN090561772X
$47.50

A full history and illustrated fleet list of Thos. Wilson, Sons & Co. and Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd. that commenced operations at Hull in 1841.

The World Ship Society, Gravesend, UK, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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GRUNO 1937-2002
Jan Anderiesse & Leslie Spurling
ISBN9789060132166
$47.50

Describes 65 years of Gruno, one of the biggest charter offices in Holland, and of the life of those who sailed the ships. Includes a complete illustrated fleet list. Text in English and Dutch.

Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK, 2003. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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COMBEN LONGSTAFF & CO LTD
K.S. Garrett
ISBN090561758827
$32.50

An illustrated history of the shipping company, founded in 1919. Also includes a complete illustrated fleet list.

World Ship Society, Gravesend, UK. Softback. 163 pages. SECONDHAND


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R. LAPTHORN AND COMPANY LIMITED
K.S. Garrett
ISBN9781901703412
$47.50

The jubilee history of the London based company and the ships it owned or managed. Contains complete details of the ships in the fleet.

Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK. Hardback, no dust jacket. 88pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CHINA BIRD Killick Martin and Company
David R MacGregor
ISBN0851773818
$47.50

The history of Captain Killick and the firm he founded. China tea-trade clipper ship captain and ship owner, later the Company became a shipping brokerage.

Conway Maritime Press Ltd., London, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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DICTIONARY OF DISASTERS AT SEA DURING THE AGE OF STEAM
Charles Hocking FLA
ISBN0948130687
$125.00

Including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824-1962. Covers ships of war lost through action or accident; merchant ships over 500 tons lost with loss of life or by enemy action. First published 1969, this edition published 1990. Large heavy book will require extra shipping charges overseas. THIS COPY has some minor annotations in margins referring to which U-Boat was responsible for the sinking of the noted vessel.

The London Stamp Exchange, London, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 779 pages. SECONDHAND 


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THE WRECK OF THE MANUKA
Bruce E. Collins
ISBN9780908629605
$37.50

The story of the wreck if the Union Steam Ship Company steamer T.S.S. Manuka that hit a reef off Long Point (Iruhuka) in the Catlins district of South Otago.

Craig Printing Company, Invercargill, New Zealand, 2004. Paperback. 80 pages. AS NEW


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LAND FROM THE MASTHEAD
Philip Houghton
020230811426
$30.00

Two hundred years after Captain Cook's celebrated first voyage Philip Houghton, a young New Zealand doctor, circumnavigated New Zealand in his yacht.  Through his eyes we are shown a much changed New Zealand.  Illustrated with photographs, reproductions of early engravings, and maps.

Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, London, England, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND.