Over the mountains of the sea : life on the migrant ships, 1870-1885; Hastings, ...

Name/Title

Over the mountains of the sea : life on the migrant ships, 1870-1885

Maker

Hastings, David, 1952-

Maker Role

Author

About this object

Based on the records of 250 voyages and the direct testimony of more than 80 shipboard diaries, "Over the mountains of the sea" recreates what life was like on the migrant ships for ordinary people - the ancestors of many of today's New Zealanders - as they crossed the world. Contents: Introduction -- 1. A great wrench of the heart -- 2. The mountains of the sea -- 3. A time to every purpose -- 4. Enemies easily made -- 5. Disorder, crime and punishment -- 6. Mutinies and Hyde Park meetings -- 7. The virgins' cage -- 8. Birth, death and the doctor -- 9. Land fever -- 10. So here ends the journey -- Glossary of maritime terms.

Date Made

2006

Publisher

Auckland University Press

Publication Place

wELLINGTON

Subject and Association Keywords

Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Immigrants -- New Zealand -- travel Passenger ships -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Sailing ships -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Frontier and pioneer life -- New Zealand -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

1869403754 (pbk.)

Object number

2014.1.0641

Copyright Licence  

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