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SOUTHERN PASSAGES: A Maritime History of South Australia - REVISED EDITION -

Publisher: Netley, Wakefield Press
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Edition: Revised Edition - Trade paperback, pictorial card covers
ISBN: 0949268666
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Book Description and Condition

Book description and condition

In the earliest days, the prosperity of the colony was based on sea transport, and the sea lanes were the only link with the outside world. In this book Parsons covers the complete story of South Australian ships, seaports and seafares, from the days, when cargo and passengers had to be rowed ashore to the development of container ships

and bulk shipment. He tells the story of the ketches and other small craft which traded around the coast as well as that of the riverboats, the interstate steamers, the shipbuilders, outports, whalers, lifesaving services. Above all he tells the story of men and the sea - including conflicts between seamen and shipowners. 203 x 145mm., pp. 377, black & white plates, Indexes: general - places - ships. Trade paperback, pictorial card covers. NEAR FINE

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