Sydney Harbour by Michael Stringer

From early pre-colonial times to wartime to tourist destination, Profusely illustrated with detailed text.

240 pp. over 300 photos. some colour. pub. 1984

Fine condition

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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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The Clipper Ship Era by Arthur H Clark

A fine history in the older style, pub. 1911 but no less interesting.

Illustrated over 40 photos and drwgs 496 pp. index,  tables and lists

good condition hard cover 

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The Lonely Sea and the Sky by Francis Chichester

Needs no description except to say it is enthralling and very well written account of an adventurous man by air land and sea. The yacht Gypsy Moth it turns out is named for his DeHavilland aircraft.

400 pp. some photos B&W soft cover good condition but browning of paper pages.

$10.00

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Modern Seamanship by Don Dodds

Modern as defined in USA in 1995. "An encyclopaedic reference" "Authoritative yet Accessible" for all recreational boaters.

504 pp. Very Fine condition. Hard cover Comprehensive index Glossary of nautical terms including Mackerel Sky.

Many diagrams line drawings charts tables knots and tidal flows

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Magic Ships by Lorna McDonald

soft cover 174 pp. good condition

some photos B&W drawings diagrams.

see thumbnail for precis

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Bluewater Seamanship by S W Mort

A practical guide to safer offshore cruising.

Many diagrams showing safe courses to be taken around certain obstacles and weather. Some photos B&W

94 pp..  Hard cover Fine condition with protective laminated cover. 

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Kanangra Centenary 1912 - 2012 by Bill Allen, John Mathieson and David Logie

Special issue of Sea Heritage. In A4 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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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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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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Paddle Steamers and River Boats on the Murray by Peter Christopher

Described town by town the story of the steam paddle boats the history of the port, and the individual boats.

120 pp. fully illustrated many in colour.

Very good condition soft cover

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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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Longitude by Dava Sobel

An important book telling the story of the man who created the chronometer so essential to accurate navigation.

Joseph Harrison faced prejudice and trickery but persevered for 40 years to perfect his  instrument.

Soft cover 182 pp. fine condition. index

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Sea Fever by Sam Jefferson

The true stories of famous seafaring authors and their adventures. Could be fiction but it's all real.

Absorbing and informative read.  Thrilling descriptions of life at sea especially by John Masefield, (a sailor before he was a poet).

332 pp. hard cover very good condition. photo section colour and B&W

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Splendid Sisters by Alan Mitchell

Southern Cross and Northern Star, regular and highly popular visitors to Sydney Harbour.

A full history of building and voyages, incl. Northern Star's unhappy maiden voyage

Very good condition.  dust jacket poor

170 pp. approx 30 photos all B&W

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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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Wooden Boats by 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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Sea Jargon by Lew Lind

160 pp. Amusing and instructive. Wow your seafaring friends with terms such as 'Face like a scrubbed hammock' or 'Dutchmans breeches' or 'spewed her caulking'.

hard cover some drwgs and photos B&W

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The Lusitania by Colin Simpson

"The startling truth about one of the most fateful of all disasters of the sea."

302 pp. photo sections all B&W historic. Index Hard cover dust cover small tears in places. Binding and pages Very Fine condition

A serious hsitory of the ship from inception, design construction, many voyages and final tragedy.

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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

BOOK

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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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The Shape of Ships by William McDowell

A scholarly work following the advances in ship design from ancient Egypt to Drake's Golden Hind to WWII and what is to become. pub. 1957

232 pp. some colour plates, many drawings, glossary. For the historian. 

book fine condition no dents. dustcover badly torn but fully protected by clear contact plastic

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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 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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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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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 Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

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

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

688 pp. large index

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Sydney Sails Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 1862-1962 by PR Stephensen

The history of an important body in sailing world wide

Hard cover fine condition except for badly torn dust cover

270 pp. many photos colour and B&W 

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Tall Ships by Christopher Chant

64 pp. hardback, mainly pictorial with explanatory text.

over 100 photos some colour, some B&W historical plus diagrams of sail rigging

very good condition, some sunning of spine.

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Tall Ships Today their remarkable story by Nigel Rowe

A history of large sailing ships, but most of all a pictorial and detailed text study of the great survivors .

222 pp. over 350 photos all colour exc. historic B&W. Many fine paintings pub. 2014

A very elegant publication. Very good condition

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The Set of the Sails by Alan Villiers

by one of the most famous tall ship sailors in the world

soft cover 250 pp. photo section all B&W

fair condition pages sunned

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Why Sailors Can''t Swim by Nic Crompton

A book to dip into frequently as sea legends and some myths are laid bare.

An instructive and amusing glossary of obscure nautical terms.

96 pp. very fine condition hardback with dust cover. many illustrations maps and diagrams

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Fragment of Hull Plate John Oxley

Showing the parlous condition of hull plating on pilot steamer John Oxley before restoration began. 

Mounted on a piece of the original 2" thick teak deck planking

Every hull plate in now new.

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The Blue Riband by Tom Hughes

A definitive history of the long lasting rivalry between shipowners and whole nations for the honour of offering the fastest Atlantic crossing. From earliest records to USS United States.

Every ship, its specifications, history, builders owners etc. is described, as well as the intensity (and cost) of the competition. A very satisfying read for any maritime fan.

192 pp. in Very Fine condition. The dust jacket is protected by a laminated plastic film

 

approx 50 photos all B&W. index of vessels and builders and lines

published 1973

$24.00

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