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Shipwrecked : New Zealand maritime disasters / Gavin McLean ; edited by Kynan Gentry ; colour plates by Eric Heath.

By: McLean, Gavin.
Contributor(s): Gentry, Kynan [editor.] | Heath, Eric [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia Books, 2019Edition: Updated and redesigned edition.Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947506667; 0947506667.Subject(s): Shipwrecks | Shipwrecks -- New Zealand -- History
Contents:
Part 1 -- Hazards of the Coast -- 1 Taming treacherous coasts -- 2 Drunk, deranged or dangerous -- the human factor -- 3 Bar harbours -- river ports -- 4 Exposed coasts -- roadstead ports -- Part 2 -- The Sail and Steam Era -- Hot times in cold limes -- icebergs and castaways -- S Terrible engines of destruction -- collisions -- 7 'A thrill of horror throughout the Empire' -- fire -- 8 Two of the worst -- the Wairarpa and the Penguin -- Part 3 -- Foul Play -- Fraud, vandalism and terrorism -- 10 C asualties of war -- Part 4 -- The Modern Era -- Conference Lines casualties -- 12 Fioating Jonahs and hoodoo ships -unlucky ships -- 13 Coasters in cisis 1 -- 4 Close calls -- successful salvages -- 15 'Rocks ahead' Rocks astern!'- passengers in peril -- 16 From horror to heritage -- 17 Shipwrecks in the twenty-first century.
Summary: Explores some of the iconic wrecks that wrote themselves into New Zealand history: the Orpheus, General Grant, Tararua, Wairarapa, Penguin, Wahine and Mikhail Lermontov. But others will be new to readers, the ordinary, everyday vessels on which New Zealanders depended.
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Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international transport, yet recent wrecks like the Rena show that perils remain. Shipwrecked retells the voyages of ships doomed never to make their next port, in a jacketed hardback featuring plentiful photos and ephemera - including Eric Heath's superb colour illustrations of notable ships lost to the sea.

Previous edition published as: "Full astern! : an illustrated history of New Zealand shipwrecks" by Grantham House in 2007.

Includes bibliographical references (page 235) and index.

Part 1 -- Hazards of the Coast -- 1 Taming treacherous coasts -- 2 Drunk, deranged or dangerous -- the human factor -- 3 Bar harbours -- river ports -- 4 Exposed coasts -- roadstead ports -- Part 2 -- The Sail and Steam Era -- Hot times in cold limes -- icebergs and castaways -- S Terrible engines of destruction -- collisions -- 7 'A thrill of horror throughout the Empire' -- fire -- 8 Two of the worst -- the Wairarpa and the Penguin -- Part 3 -- Foul Play -- Fraud, vandalism and terrorism -- 10 C asualties of war -- Part 4 -- The Modern Era -- Conference Lines casualties -- 12 Fioating Jonahs and hoodoo ships -unlucky ships -- 13 Coasters in cisis 1 -- 4 Close calls -- successful salvages -- 15 'Rocks ahead' Rocks astern!'- passengers in peril -- 16 From horror to heritage -- 17 Shipwrecks in the twenty-first century.

Explores some of the iconic wrecks that wrote themselves into New Zealand history: the Orpheus, General Grant, Tararua, Wairarapa, Penguin, Wahine and Mikhail Lermontov. But others will be new to readers, the ordinary, everyday vessels on which New Zealanders depended.

Previous edition: Full Astern!, 2007.