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  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)
Ships of the Inland Rivers

Our Price: AU$29.50 Inc GST
Author: R. Parsons
Year: 2005
ISBN: 0947284486

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Product Code: GGC098

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 third revised edition - as well as on CD-ROM.

Reproduced as (searchable) photographic images of the book, it records details of nearly 600 vessels from 1853 when William Randell placed the first steamer on the Murray through to the present.

Introductory chapters deal with topics such as the era before steam navigation, the advent of steamers on the rivers, some shipowners, and 'in the wake' which covers border tariffs, unusual craft, the Lakes, Milk boats, and tourism.

The main listing, which is arranged alphabetically by name of vessel, gives the following details (where known and applicable) for every paddle steamer, screw steamer, barge and sailing ship known to have operated on the Murray-Darling system:

  • Name of vessel
  • Official Number
  • Hull material & Propulsion
  • Tonnage & Registered dimensions
  • Date and place built and builder
  • Description of engines
  • Owners and dates
  • Port of registration
  • Fate of vessel
  • Other notes & information.

Includes nearly 300 photos and other illustrations. Other features include fleet lists for the major operators, map, explanation of terms, indexes of names and vessels appearing in the text and main list and other useful reference information.

Pages can be enlarged for viewing, or printed if required, Search every word in the text (ie. a person or vessel).

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  • Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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