S S John Oxley by Hette Mollema

Discovery and restoration to date (Sept 2010)

A photo history with detailed text describing each stage approx 140 photos all colour exc. historic B&W

106 pp. soft cover Very Good condition

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Steam Tug Waratah by Mori Flapan

The stirring tale of the history then abandonment then recovery and the massive task of complete restoration to full seaworthiness. The full story one of SHF's group of operating steamers.

Cutaway colour drawings, section drawings of machinery.   Full specifications

Soft cover 32 pp. approx 30 photos mostly B&W

very good condition carries dedication

 

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Kanangra Centenary 1912 - 2012 by Bill Allen Bill Bourke and David Logie

Special issue of Sea Heritage magazine style format 50 pp.  100+ photos all colour exc. hist B&W

Published by SHF issue 103 winter 2012

A very full history of Kanangra now under restoration at Rozelle Bay.

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John Oxley Restoration Under Way by Hette Mollema 2012

PROGRESS in  restoration to date (Sept 2012)

An updated  photo history with detailed text describing each stage approx 140 photos all colour exc. historic B&W

106 pp. soft cover Very Good condition

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The James Craig by Jeff Toghill

Rare.

The first book published to describe the discovery, assessment and recovery process, and first steps in restoration, of the rusted hulk of James Craig in Recherche Bay Tasmania.   32 pp. soft cover  full colour except historic B&W pub. 1978.

Liberally illustrated .

Fair condition with scuffed covers and evidence of old labels

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Watermen of Sydney by Graeme Andrews

A important and now rare historical work.  The book reeks of coal smoke. One wonders what joy there was in being a fireman on a hard-working steam tug.

100 pp. over 120 photos all B&W   pub. 2004

Fine condition

 

note: for the historic video "Calling Sydney Harbour" about tugs and pilots, see "DVDs and CDs"

 

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North Coast Run by Michael Richards 1st ed.

Soft covers published 1967 96 pp. Good condition with only slight scuffing of covers

The history from beginning to end of the lifeblood of the NSW North Coast, the coastal cargo and passenger steamers.

Sometimes there were catastrophic misadventures along the treacherous rugged coastline of bars rocks and tricky river entrances.

20 photos and paintings all B&W. Index of all known vessels on the run. 

 

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North Coast Run 2nd ed. by Michael Richards

Soft covers published 1980 174 pp. Good condition with only slight scuffing of covers

Greatly expanded from 1st ed., with clearer type.

The history from beginning to end of the lifeblood of the NSW North Coast, the coastal cargo and passenger steamers.

Sometimes there were catastrophic misadventures along the treacherous rugged coastline of bars rocks and tricky river entrances.

20 photos and paintings all B&W. Index of all known vessels on the run. 

appendices

List of vessels and page no in text

Extracts from NCSN Co regulations

Clarence River cargo summary 1940

Shippings advertisements 1917

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Veteran Steamers by M H Spiers

A study of preserved steamships across the world. Details such as builder engines boiler type dimensions are all given plus a potted history of each. Included are Lady Hopetoun, and Murray paddle wheelers, as well as US stern paddle wheelers, pleasure steamers, tugs, and ferries.

There is an enthralling and technically detailed chapter on Turbinia, Charles Parsons' successful steam turbine launch which caused a sensation by running rings around the Royal Navy's fastest vessels at the Spithead Review of 1897.

138 pp. published 1965 by the author. paperback. over 100 photos all B&W

Fair condition with some scuffing and signs of wear on the spine

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River King by Samuel Clyde McCulloch

The first book to show in some detail how the riverboats actually operated.

The history of the McCulloch Carrying Co. of Echuca, operators of river boats horse transport and riverside warehousing.

96 pp. approx 20 photos all B&W. Fine condition

full index (including "rabbits" !)

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The Birth of the Steamboat by H P Spratt

Short but fascinating study of the very beginnings of steam boat buidling

144 pp. part illustrated with some drawings photos and diagrams

hard cover fine condition with some foxing of dust jacket

 

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The Story of P&O by David and Stephen Howarth

An elegantly produced deeply researched of the company with such strong links to Australia.

From early steam ships up to Oriana and the first purpose built cruise ships.

240 pp over 200 photos drawings and paintings. many in colour except historic B&W. Large index

soft cover  very good condition  slight crease in top RHS fron cover and some minor scuffing

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A Hundred Year History of the P & O by Boyd Cable

A fine old style hard back cloth-bound complete history of the company from 1837 to 1937, making it a valuable historical reference.

288 pp. approx 20 photos and paintings some colour plates. Large type making easy reading.

Fair condition with no damage or missing pages. A fascinating read especially for former P&O travellers.

photos show endpapers and title page

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Sydney Harbour of Yesterday by Jeff Toghill

A collection of photos taken on glass plate negative showing Sydney Harbour at work and at play, in its many guises.especially competitive  yachting.

\126 pp. hardback. Fine condition, some shelf scuffing

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Ships Shores and Trading Ports by Mary Shelley Clark

An important work of history detailing the once all-encompassing shipping up and down the NSW coast. Each port is dealt with in detail.  Many reminiscences by the men of those seas. By the author of 'The Islands of Sydney Harbour'

218 pp. over 150 photos all B&W full index

published 2001 by Waterways. soft cover

Fine condition with some scuffing of edges

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The Voyages of Captain Cook by Rex and Thea Rienits

A sought after publication, deeply researched and very well illustrated with maps drawings and diagrams and some colour photos. very large index

pub. 1968 Hamlyn

156 pp. A4 size dust cover fair with a few tears and scuffing. Book very fine condition

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British Ships Illustrated by AC Hardy

a fine book with ship by ship descriptions of vessels in the UK Merchant Navy  as at 1933

hard cover cloth bound  96 pp

fair condition no damage

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At the Edge of Empire - the life of Thomas Blake Glover by Michael Gardiner

226 pp. hard cover dust jacket very fine condition

some photos B&W

 

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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal by Robert F Ballard with Rick Archbold

Robert Ballard is famous for developing a deep water submarine to discover and explore the wreck of the Titanic.

In this book he uses the sub. to locate and study the wrecks of battleships sunk during the fierce WWII  battle against the Imperial Japanese navy for the crucial island of Guadalcanal off the Philippines. Accompanying the search are surviving sailors from some of the  sunken ships.  Included is HMAS Canberra.

The story of the  sea and land battle, and its historical significance,  is given in detail.

 

Hardback 228 pages 100s of photos colour and historic B&W

Fine condition with a dent and small tear in the top RHS of dust cover

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Heroic Forceful and Fearless by Randi Svensen

Large format . not a coffee table book. deeply researched.

A full history of tugs in Australia from Sophia Jane in 1831 to date. Lavishly illustrated colour but most are historic B&W. Fleet lists full index

256 pp. hard cover Very Fine condition  pub. 2011 

 

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Shipwreck by Christine Hogarth

50 pp. soft cover good condition.

Pictorial study of relics brought up from the earliest shipwrecks around Australia

over 100 photos all colour

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The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

A definitive work on the history of the settlement of Australia and its origins a as a naval colony. A gripping read. 

paperback  very good condition two photo /illustration sections  16 pp each

688 pp. large index

$19.00

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Cazneaux's Sydney 1904 1934 presented by Philip Geeves

A selection of photographic works of art  byHarold Cazneaux

Taken mostly by glass plate negative the photos are a riveting study of Sydney life in and out of homes. Many street scenes showing horse car and electric traction. Many harbour scenes with lots of coal smoke!  Something to peruse again and again. Every photo has a  page of insightful  text. 

144 pp.Hard cover   120+ photos all B&W 

Book in fine condition except for sunning of spine

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Wooden Boats bhy Michael Ruhlman

In pursuit of the perfect boat at an American shipyard

322 pp. hard cover with laminated dust cover. Very fine condition

text only; 

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Sitelines by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

a compilation of absorbing essays by highly regarded authors and social commentators. Heart-warming view of Sydney Harbour through articulate eyes.

152 pp. pub 2006 soft cover Very fine condition

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Cooks to the Galley by Margaret and Ion Ullett

Published by the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron especially for ocean-going yachtsmen and their cooks.

A wonderful selection of easy-to-prepare (in tight spaces) recipes of every kind

A useful book in any kitchen to make preparing a meal  simpler with limited supplies and equipment.

Save the purchase price in the first meal !

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How it Works: the Ocean Liner

For young readers with enquiring minds

hard cover 50 pp profusely illustrated with colour drawings

Fine condition

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Navy Outlook International Fleet Review Sydney 2103

270 pp. magazine format. Heavy card covers.

'00s of photos mostly colour. Chart showing disposition of ships in Port 

Fine condition. No creasing or damage

$19.00

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Great Sea Battles by Oliver Warner

Could be a coffee table book but definitely is not. 

From Lepanto, to the Armada to Midway in 1942 the causes and progress of each encounter are studied with accompanying detail on vessels, armaments and personnel. Many tables and diagrams.

Deeply researched fully illustrated mainly by artists' paintings and drawings, and from late 19th century by photos all B&W

302 pages. Hard cover Book condition very good. dust cover poor, torn and creased in places at rear

 

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Sea Heritage magazine issue 102 2012

Includes numerous news items  from SHF plus many other absorbing articles. Produced to very high standards.

published by SHF 2012   36 pp. Very Good condition

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Sea Heritage magazine issue 104 2012

Includes numerous news items  from SHF plus many other absorbing articles. Produced to very high standards.

published by SHF Spring 2012   36 pp. New condition

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