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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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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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LIGHTING THE COAST. A History of New Zealand's Costal Lighthouse System
Helen Beaglehole
ISBN9781877257438
$120.00

The first comprehensive history of New Zealand's system of 'well placed and effective' lighthouses that were essential for 'the great maritime future' the government envisaged. It also reveals much about the lives of the lighthouse keepers and their families who chose to live in the most remote parts of the country.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 352 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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. Eddy
210250612
$65.00

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 published in 1939 this is the second edition.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1943. Hardback with dust jacket, as issued. 223 pages. 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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PACIFIC SAIL Four centuries of Western ships in the Pacific
Roger Morris
ISBN9780908610686
$47.50

A pleasing combination of illustrations and text, surveys the history of Pacific exploration and trade. Includes Magellan, Anson, Cook, Bligh, Darwin on the Beagle, whalers, sealers etc.

David Bateman, Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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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 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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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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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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THE FLAG OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS The History of the Shaw Savill & Albion Co.
Frank C. Bowen
210250611
$45.00

A history of a great New Zealand shipping company from its beginning with the emigrant trade in the 1850s, written for the NZ Centennial in 1940. Includes a complete listing of every company ship.

Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. Ltd., London, 1939. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 122 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FLAG OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS 1939-1945
Frank C. Bowen
210250713
$35.00

A detailed record of the war service of the men and ships of the Shaw Savill and Albion line. During the war of 1939-45 the company lost 473 members of its sea going staff. Illustrated.

Shaw Savill and Albion Co. Ltd., London, 1947. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 71 pages. SECONDHAND


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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. Wear to dust jacket.

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


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SERVANTS OF THE NORTH
Cilff Furniss
ISBN058901031X
$55.00

Adventures on the coastal trade with the Northern Steamship Company carrying passengers and cargo to isolated settlements scattered around the creeks and bays of north Auckland as well as south to Wanganui, Whakatane and the Coromandel.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 201 pages. SECONDHAND


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RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER A Century of coastal shipping 1859-1959
S D Waters
510211422
$37.50

A centennial history of this coastal shipping cargo carrier. Based in Napier and servicing the East Coast.

Richardson and Co. Ltd., Napier, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS
Allan Kirk
ISBN0589009346
$37.50

A complete history of the New Zealand operated Holm Shipping Company from 1880 , and of the ships and the men who plied the coasts and across the Tasman sea. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHIPS AND SAILORMEN
Allan A. Kirk
410250224
$35.00

A collection of pen portraits of some Australasian shipmasters and others whose lives have been dedicated to the sea. Illustrations.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUHOE TALES
Colin Amodeo
ISBN9780473165222
$39.95

The story of MV Tuhoe launched in 1919 and now preserved by the Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust. Unfortunately it was wrecked and scrapped in 2015.

Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust, 2009. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALL ABOARD Iron Horses to Wakatipu and Shipping on the Lake
R.J. Meyer
210220213
$95.00

A history of shipping services around the lake shores from earliest times. In 1902 they became part of NZR and shipping services were integrated with the train services from Invercargill and Dunedin, details of which are included. First published in 1963, this is the second edition.

NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages, two folding plans, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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PASSENGER SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Volume I
Peter Plowman
ISBN0002169886
$42.50

A very comprehensive coverage of these vessels providing information on many notable ships. Volume two covers the period 1876-1912. A valuable insight into the growth and development of the passenger trade and with full details of all the shipping companies involved. Tape repairs to dust jacket.

William Collins, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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PASSENGER SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Volume II
Peter Plowman
ISBN0002169886
$42.50

A very comprehensive coverage of these vessels providing information on many notable ships. Volume two covers the period 1913-1980. A valuable insight into the growth and development of the passenger trade and with full details of all the shipping companies involved. Tape repairs to dust jacket.

William Collins, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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WANGANELLA and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners
Peter Plowman
ISBN 9781877418099
$45.00

Tells the story of the trans-Tasman shipping service from the days of the earliest steam ship service to the liner Wanganella's last voyage to NZ in 1963. Fully illustrated.

Transpress NZ, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 188 pages. NEW


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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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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. THIS COPY has former owner details in pen to the contents page.

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


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SHOTOVER JET The Story of Queenstown's Adventure Tourism Pioneer
Jenny McLeod
ISBN9780473365493
$39.99

The full story of the well known jet boat tourism attraction on Queenstown's Shotover River first launched in 1965.

Shotover Jet Ltd., Queenstown, 2016. Softback. 158 pages. NEW


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SHOESTRING SHIPPING LINE
W. Clough Blair
51023012
$35.00

The story of the Tasman Shipping Line, an independent locally owned and run outfit that successfully traded frozen goods across the Tasman until financial constraints caused the company to close.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM KAURI TREES TO SUNLIT SEAS
Don Silk
ISBN9780908877492
$30.00

Shoestring Shipping in the South Pacific. Don Silk tells the story of his life sailing and trading in the Pacific. Partner in the Silk and Boyd company of cargo carriers. 

Random House, Auckland, 1999. Softback. 244 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROCKING THE BOAT? A History of Scales Corporation Ltd.
Gavin McLean
ISBN9781877270406
$45.00

A history of one of the most interesting of New Zealand companies that began as a farmers' protest movement that for 80 years ran chartered wool ships. It is still a major shipping agent as well as coolstore operator, pet food processor and apple grower. Signed by the author.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 324 pages. SECONDHAND


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CREW CULTURE New Zealand seafarers under sail and steam
Neill Atkinson
ISBN978090901081
$32.50

For the first time a book that tells the story of the work and lives of merchant seafarers, often in their own words. The harsh realities of shipboard life, the colourful lore and language of the sea, the rise of unionism, the waterfront and crew culture all examined in detail.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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JAGGED SEAS The New Zealand Seaman's Union 1879-2003
David Grant
ISBN9781877257995
$37.50

An illustrated history of the New Zealand seaman's union that played and integral and essential role in the seafaring industry of the country.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 383 pages. SECONDHAND


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BULK CARRIERS The Ocean Cinderellas
Nick Tollerton
ISBN9780958253567
$65.00

Looks at the companies and the ships involved in the bulk cargo trade that moves three billon tonnes of cargo every year yet is accompanied by a frightening toll of ships lost. The most anonymous sector of world transport.

Willson Scott Publishing Ltd., Christchurch, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. NEW


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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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JEBSONS A GROUP HISTORY
W.J. Harvey
ISBN9780954331061
$75.00

Specialist history of all the ships that Norwegian company Kristian Jebsens Rederi (KJR) has owned, leased and chartered during its existence. 

World Ship Society Ltd., Windsor, UK. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF P&O The Peninsula and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
David Howarth and Stephen Howarth
ISBN9780297833581
$45.00

From the mid 1800s P&O offered steam-powered cruising. This illustrated history covers peacetime and wartime, and from the beginning of steam ships to the present (1994). Revised edition.

Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
Peter J Williams and Roderick Serle
710220313
$47.50

Pictorial history of ships in Australian waters from the early days of exploration  up to the 1960s. Sailing ships, steam powered vessels and modern deisel powered naval craft. All types of commercial shipping covered.

Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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OCEANIA UNDER STEAM
Frances Steel
ISBN9781526106568
$63.00

Study of the expansion of trade and colonialism due to steam powered shipping in the South Pacific. The Union Steam Ship Company, the largest and most important regional maritime enterprise, is the basis for this work. Includes the colonial workers, onboard and onshore.

Manchester University Press, 2016. Softback. 246 pages. NEW


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TEAK AND TIDE
Nigel Costley
ISBN9780958289856
$85.00

The ebbs and eddies of the Edwin Fox, the last surviving 19th century merchantman. From maiden voyage in 1853 the Edwin Fox worked at sea until 1965. She is the worlds eighth oldest intact ship. THIS COPY is signed by Costley.

Nikau Press, Nelson, 2014. Softback. 272 pages. NEW


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BELOW AND ABOVE THE WATER-LINE
Seafarer (W Manning)
72018092
$45.00

Sketches about life and service in the Merchant Line, originally published in The Press.
Below refers to the engine rooms and crew, Above to the Stewards, Cooks, Sailors and Officers.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchruch, (1909). Hardback with no dust jacket. 139 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEN FRIGATES
Joan Druett
ISBN9780684839684
$35.00

Druett gives details of how American Merchant Captains would sometimes take their wives on their voyages, and the conditions they had to deal with onboard whalers and cargo ships. THIS COPY is the first edition and is signed by Druett.

Simon and Schuster, New York, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 274 pages. SECONDHAND


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ELEANOR'S ODYSSEY
Joan Druett
ISBN9780994115218
$45.00

Journal of the Captain's Wife on the East Indiaman Friendship 1799-1801. THIS COPY has a gift inscription To Joan, from Joan (Druett), Dec 2016.

Old Salt Press, New Jersey, 2014. Softback. 359 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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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 SHIPPING BROKER
Derek Berg
ISBN9781921362071
$32.50

The story of Sverre Berg's life from his leaving Norway to work in a Glasgowshipping office. He recalls the U-Boat war in the Atlantic, time in Nantes, and his posting to Hong Kong in 1916. The next 24 years were spent in Hong Kong, where in 1941 he was captured by the Japanese and interned as a POW.

Sid Harta Publishers, Voictoria, 2008. Softback. 251 pages. SECONDHAND