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They Kept this State Afloat: Shipbuilders and Shipwrights 1829-1929

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 346 pages
Author: R. Dixon
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0859052141
Other: b&w photos, sketches, bibliog, indexes
Publisher: Hesperian Press

The author starts off by stating that "the subjects of this book, are, I believe, some of unsung heroes that diligently day and day plied their trade without expectations of fame and fortune. These men were the backbone of Western Australia. They were the tradesmen and workers, the shipbuilders and shipwrights, without whom the progress of exploration, coastal settlement, fisheries and trade would have been greatly hampered.

This history of the shipbuilders, boatbuilders and shipwrights of Western Australia presents personal and business details on over 300 artisans and the myriad of vessels. Also included are over 200 photos, letters and documents to illustrate their endeavours.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Details of the Shipbuilders and Their Ships
Supplementary Listing
Bibliography
Newspaper and Periodicals
Archival and Research Sources
Index to Vessels
Demographic Index

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