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
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
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
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
30 lighthouses from Cape Reinga to Puysegur Point, with their history, and colour photographs.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1991. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 CONDITIONWhitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1939. Hardback with no dust jacket, as issued. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
David Bateman, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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