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A Voyage to Australia: Private Journal of James Bell
A Voyage to Australia: Private Journal of James Bell
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On 19 November 1838 James Bell, then aged 21, set out in the sailing vessel the "Planter" from London to travel to Adelaide. Due to the incompetence of the captain and the many misadventures encountered the "Planter" took almost six months to reach its destination ...
Across the Pacific: Liners from Australian and New Zealand to North America
Across the Pacific: Liners from Australian and New Zealand to North America
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For just over a hundred years there was a regular passenger liner service across the Pacific connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of North America. With his usual meticulous research, Peter Plowman describes the liners that traversed the Pacific and companies that owned and managed them ...
Ancestors on the Move: A History of Overseas Travel
Ancestors on the Move: A History of Overseas Travel
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Ever wanted to understand more about your ancestors' sea travels? The author describes the development of passenger travel, the changing face of vessels used and the demand for both comfort and speed.
Arrivals in Australia from 1788
Arrivals in Australia from 1788
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Migrating to a new country was one of the most dramatic life changes anyone undertook and it certainly affected the lives of their descendants. Investigating their journey is a key part of your family history research. This book introduces the history and records of migration to Australia from 1788.
Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy
Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy
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Arthur Phillip's integrity, intelligence and persistence made him perfectly suited to the role that history and cicumstances presented to him in 1788, but landing the First Fleet at Botany Bay was only one of many achievements in a captivating life ...
Australian Cruise Ships
Australian Cruise Ships
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This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise ships to have been seen in local waters since 2001.
Australian Migrant Ships 1946-1977
Australian Migrant Ships 1946-1977
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Peter Plowman's book 'Emigrant Ships to Luxury Liners' was published in 1992, and sold steadily until 2004, when supplies were exhausted. Rather than reprint  that book, he decided ...
Aust Shipowners & Fleets Bk 10
Australian Shipowners and Their Fleets Book 10: Vessels Enrolled At Melbourne to the End of 1859
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Aust Shipowners & Fleets Bk 14
Australian Shipowners and Their Fleets Book 14: Ships Registered at Port Adelaide 1838-1869
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The material in this publication is based upon the record of the Registrar of British Ships, Custom House, Port Adelaide, South Australia. Divided into two sections, the first is an alphabetical listing of shipowners registered
Aust Shipowners & Fleets Bk 3
Australian Shipowners and Their Fleets Book 3: Owners Registering Ships in Newcastle
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Australian Shipwrecks Vol. 4
Australian Shipwrecks: Volume 4 1901-1986
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This volume of 'Australian Shipwrecks' completes the first attempt to compile  a comprehensive record of ships lost in Australian waters; commenced in 172 by  the late Charles Bateson, then continued ...
Australian Shipwrecks Vol. 5 Update
Australian Shipwrecks: Volume 5 Update 1622-1990
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To readers who supported the four published editions of 'Australian  Shipwrecks', and requested an update, the author has done this for you, and with that  presents the last ...
Australian Shipwrecks Vol. 6
Australian Shipwrecks: Volume 6 The Australia Run
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The development of the new colonies of Australian and New Zealand is nurtured by the sea, commencing with arrival of the first convicts and free emigrants. Tales of tedious voyages ...
Bligh: Master Mariner
Bligh: Master Mariner
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From ship's boy to vice-admiral, there was much more to Captain Bligh than his infamous bad temper. Meet a 24-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his captain and mentor, Cook; a 34-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous 'Bounty' then cast adrift ...
Doctors at Sea: Emigrant Voyages Colonial Aust
Doctors at Sea: Emigrant Voyages to Colonial Australia
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As well as their medical and supervisory duties, especially in relation to  children and nursing mothers, we see doctors presiding over courts of law on board as they ...
Early Steam Ships in Australia
Early Steam Ships in Australia
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An investigation of the arrival and development of steam ships in Australian waters from 1830 to the 1850s.
Embers on the Sea
Embers on the Sea: The Empire Patrol Disaster 1945
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The conflagration which destroyed the 'Empire Patrol' after World War II took  with it more than just the lives of many Greek refugees. For most of the survivors, ...
Fair Game: Australia's First Immigrant Women
Fair Game: Australia's First Immigrant Women
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Young women as fair game? In 1832, the British government sent 400 young single women to Sydney and Hobart to balance the male-dominated societies. The two ships were the 'Red Rover' from Cork and the 'Princess Royal' from London. This book analyses how this migration was allowed to happen while telling the women's stories ...
Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia
Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia
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Two hundred years ago, in the romantic age of exploration, Matthew Flinders became the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline. Rob Mundle's 'Flinders' brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer - from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his imprisonment
H.M.S. Buffalo
H.M.S. Buffalo
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The CD book on 'H.M.S Buffalo' tells the history of vessel, and of its varied life in the types of passengers carried: emigrants, troops, convicts and government officials ... all of which have left records ...
Humin Hopes: 1855 Diary of Charles Moore
Humin Hopes: The 1855 Diary of Charles Moore, English Immigrant to Australia on the 'Constitution'
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With 'humin hopes' of a better life, the newly married Charles and Louisa  Moore set sail for Australia in 1855 on the emigrant ship 'Constitution'. In a  moving ...
In Search of a Better Life: British and Irish Migration
In Search of a Better Life: British and Irish Migration
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'In Search of a Better Life' challenges the traditional narratives of British and Irish migration. It argues that most of the migrants were not forced to leave their country by circumstances, but looked forward to a better life abroad. They were largely opportunists rather than victims ...
Life & Death in the Age of Sail
Life and Death in the Age of Sail: The Passage to Australia
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Throughout the nineteenth century, about 750,000 government-assisted emigrants crossed the world from the United Kingdom to Australia. They travelled around 15,000 miles, usually without stopping en route, sometime in cramped ...
Migrant Ships to Australia and New Zealand 1900 to 1939
Migrant Ships to Australia and New Zealand 1900 to 1939
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In this book that author examines the ships and shipping companies used to transport migrants to Australia and New Zealand from 1900 to 1939. He documents the ships bringing migrants to Australia and New Zealand from 1900 to the outbreak of World War II ...
Orient Line Guide 1889
Orient Line Guide: Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land
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Published in 1889, this book contains useful information and travelling tips to intending passengers sailing to Australia and New Zealand aboard steam ships of The Orient Line ...
Orient Line Guide: Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land (original)
Orient Line Guide: Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land (original)
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Published in 1889, this book contains useful information and travelling tips to intending passengers sailing to Australia and New Zealand aboard steam ships of The Orient Line ...
Paddleboats of Australia
Paddleboats of Australia
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This book is a guide to paddleboats found in various parts of Australia, more than 130 in all. It includes all the paddleboats the author is aware of presently operating public excursions and cruises on rivers, lakes and harbours around Australia, as well as privately owned boats ...
Quarantined!: The 1837 Lady Macnaghten Immigrants
Quarantined!: The 1837 Lady Macnaghten Immigrants
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Quarantined! tells the story of one of the first ships with migrants to arrive in Australia. When the Lady Macnaghten set sail from Ireland, it contained over 400 emigrants, but when it limped into Sydney Harbour in February 1837, disease was raging on board and the immigrants and crew were dying from typhoid ...
Rhode's Shipping Annual and Directory of Passenger Steamers 1914
Rhode's Shipping Annual and Directory of Passenger Steamers 1914
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Published in 1914, this shipping annual and directory of passenger steamers includes a list of all the fleets followed by a separate listing for each ship with details about its build, owners, measurements and other relevant information. Great for getting details of the ships that brought many emigrants to Australia and others used locally.
Shipping Losses & Casualties
Shipping Losses and Casualties Concerning Australia and New Zealand
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This two volume book set is concerned with shipping casualties involving wrecks (total loss) or serious damage to ships owned in Australia or New Zealand, no matter where they occurred, ...
Ships Employed in South Seas Trade
Ships Employed in the South Seas Trade 1775-1861
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An 'arrivals, departures and speakings at sea' list of all references from Lloyd's List to vessels trading to and from the Pacific Islands, mostly whaling, in the period indicated. Indexed ...
Ships from Scotland to Australasia 1820-60
Ships from Scotland to Australasia 1820-1860
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One of the more difficult tasks encountered by genealogists in Australia and  New Zealand is establishing the ship on which their ancestors sailed, and the  dates of departure ...
Ships of the Inland Rivers
Ships of The Inland Rivers
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This classic work, first published in 1987 and compiled by well known maritime historian, Ronald Parsons,  has been through numerous editions and printings, the latest being a reprint of ...
Ships of the Inland Rivers
Ships of the Inland Rivers: An Outline History and Details of all Known Paddle Steamers, Barges and Other Commercial Vessels Trading on the Murray-Darling System (CD)
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This classic work, first published in 1987 and compiled by well known maritime historian, Ronald Parsons,  has been through numerous editions and printings, the latest being a reprint of  the ...
Bibliography of Convict Transports
The Bibliography of the Convict Transports
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A list of all 1040 convict transports in alphabetical order, showing the number of people aboard, place of arrival and the source and call number of the ship's indent or ...
Brothers Taylor: Tasmanian Maritime
The Brothers Taylor: A Tasmanian Maritime History
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Last century shipping was the life-blood of the Tasmanian colony. It was the  means by which local production was distributed around the island as well as to mainland and wider ...
Convict Ships 1787-1868
The Convict Ships 1787-1868
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Originally published in 1959, 'The Convict Ships' has been accepted by  historians and scholars as the standard work on the subject. This Australian  edition, which follows the revised ...
The Ones That Got Away: Tracing Elusive Ancestors Who Move Into, Out From and Within Britain
The Ones That Got Away: Tracing Elusive Ancestors Who Move Into, Out From and Within Britain
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Although it involves work, seeking out migrant ancestors is worthwhile; they often have the most interesting stories to uncover. In this volume, you will find advice for locating missing vital records for British family members and advice for those seeking immigrant and emigrant ancestors. There are also lists of useful books and websites for those who need more detail.
River Trade: Wool & Steamers
The River Trade: Wool and Steamers
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A popular and standard work on Murray River paddlesteamers, their work and people. Covers the entire Murray/Darling system, both top and bottom ends.
Voyage of Their Life
The Voyage of their Life: The Story of the S.S. Derna and its Passengers
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On a sultry Summer's day in August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an  overcrowded clapped-out vessel in Marseilles with light suitcases and heavy  hearts, leaving behind their familiar world ...
Trying to Find Seafaring Ancestors
Trying to Find A Seafaring Ancestor
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A guide for Australians with seafaring ancestors.
Two Voyages to the South Seas
Two Voyages to the South Seas: Dumont D'urville
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Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) was one of the greatest navigators of the heroic days of sail, yet his two epic voyages remain virtually unknown to English speaking countries.
Voyage to Disaster
Voyage to Disaster
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Mutiny, murder, rape, torture; a priceless treasure fuelling the basest human greed; a courageous journey in search of rescue - the story of the 'Batavia', wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629, has been part of the myth and legend of Australian history.
Wellbanks Australian Nautical Almanac 1886
Wellbank's Australian Nautical Almanac and Coasters' Guide
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Wellbank's Australian Nautical Almanac and Coasters' Guide was published annually from 1860 to 1889, but copies are now very rare.
Whalemen of Twofold Bay
Whalemen of Twofold Bay
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What Was the Voyage Really Like?: Brief Guide to Convict & Immigrant Voyages
What Was the Voyage Really Like?: A Brief Guide to Researching Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand
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Discovering when and how an ancestor arrived in Australia is the ambition of every family historian. This book, written as an expanded version of a talk that the author gives, is an excellent up-to-date guide on the topic of researching "Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand" ...
Wreckers Smugglers & Pirates
Wreckers, Smugglers and Pirates in South Eastern Australian Waters
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