Steamers down the Firth : a short history of the trade from Auckland to Clevedon...

Name/Title

Steamers down the Firth : a short history of the trade from Auckland to Clevedon and outports, and in particular, of the Clevedon Steam Navigation Company Limited

Maker

Laxon, W. A., 1936-2004

Maker Role

Author

About this object

Beginnings at Howick -- Early Clevedon services and the Maori Wars -- The advent of steam and the great rivalry -- The Planet takes over -- The reign of the Summary: "The comparative isolation of such a settlement as Wairoa South - the Clevedon of today - is made clear, and the story traced as conditions change with the growth of population and the development of land transport. Three wars - Maori, Great War and Second World War - make their impact, and the fate of successive shipping companies is considered in relation to changing economic conditions"--Intro. Contents: Waitoa -- Formation of the Clevedon S. N. Co. -- The building of the Hirere -- Expansion and consolidation -- Competition at Howick and Whitford --Development of the southern services and the problems of the war years -- Sale of the Minerva -- The Hirere bows out -- Last years in the southern services -- Envoi. "With an introduction by E. G. Turbott, Director of the Auckland Institute and Museum"--T.p.

Date Made

1966

Publisher

Laxon, W. A., 1936-2004

Publication Place

Auckland

Subject and Association Keywords

Clevedon Steam Navigation Company -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Steamboats -- New Zealand -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Steamboat lines -- New Zealand -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Shipping -- New Zealand -- Auckland -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Coastal shipping -- New Zealand -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Manukau (NZ) -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Clevedon (Auckland, NZ) -- HIstory

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

Object number

2014.3.2164

Spine Label

387.2 LAX

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All rights reserved

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