White wings:; Brett, Henry, Sir, 1843-1927; 1924; 0589015176 (hardback; 2017.1.4...
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Condensed and edited version of 2 vol. work published Auckland, N.Z. : Brett Printing, 1924 and 1928 under titles: White wings : fifty years of sail in the New Zealand trade, and White wings. Vol. 2. Founding of the provinces and old-time shipping. Contents: From Henry Brett's preface to White wings, volume one -- Some record passages -- Boarding the ships -- First to Wellington: the Tory -- First Wellington immigrants: the Aurora -- Pioneer ships of the Wellington settlement -- The founding of Auckland: the Platina and the Anna Watson -- Taranaki settlement: the William Bryan -- The founding of Nelson: the Whitby, the Will Watch and the Arrow -- Nelson settlement: the Fifeshire -- Diary of a voyage: the Jane Gifford and the Duchess of Argyle -- The first large craft built in Auckland: the Moa -- Otago settlement: the John Wickliffe and the Philip Laing -- The first four ships of Canterbury: the Charlotte Jane, the Randolph, the Sir George Seymour and the Cressy -- A superior craft: the Cresswell -- A terrifying trip: The Gwalior -- A terrible end: the Northfleet -- The ship's own newspaper: the Evening Star -- Collision in the English Channel: the Josephine Willis -- Appalling conditions: the Ann Wilson -- Strict rules at sea: the City of Dunedin -- Early life of a trooper and raider: the Sea King (Shenandoah) -- Troops from India and England: the Light Brigade -- A long passage: the Olive Mount -- Never heard of again: the Glenmark -- A frequent visitor: the Himalaya -- 400 ships a year: the Peter Denny -- First in iron: the Ironsides -- Sinking all the way: the Cossipore -- High seas mutiny: the Flying Foam -- Voyage to kill or cure: the Ballarat -- Lightning from every point: the Siam -- Partridges, blackbirds and salmon: the Countess of Kintore -- Demasted: the Racehorse -- A change of mind: the Pegasus -- From gun-running to marine superintendent: the Hydaspes and Captain Babot -- The effect of bad stowage: the Alliance -- Sister ships: the Otago and James Nicol Fleming -- Makeshift steering: the Christian McAusland -- First to Wanganui: the Malay -- Fire at sea: the Merope -- Misleading claims: the Crusade -- "Up to our necks in water": the Excelsior -- Midwinter shipwreck: the Wild Deer -- Storms all the way: The Bulwark -- A long death-roll: the Punjaub -- Ashore on Rangitoto: the Glenlora -- 2,000 miles under jury rig: the Dallam Tower -- Crowded conditions: the Ballochmyle -- The captain fires on his sailors: the Cathcart -- Storm at the Queen Street wharf: the Lauderdale -- "The awful boiling sea": the Auckland -- 470 lives lost: the Cospatrick -- Storms and collisions: the Zealandia -- Finding the right mate: the Tweed -- A handsome ship: the Mairi Bhan -- Nautical superstition: the Howrah -- Shipboard marriages: the Invererne -- The threat of "Yellow Jack": NZSC Inver charter vessels -- Some close calls: the Wellington -- Sensation and superstition: the Rangitiki -- Typhoid in the "old tub": the Bebington -- Bravery and death: the Schiehallion -- Settlement at Katikati and Te Puke: the Lady Jocelyn -- Enormous ice-flows: the Margaret Galbraith -- Dismasted in Cook Strait: the Lutterworth -- Scarlet Fever: the Woodlark -- A drunken captain: the Adamant -- A bullying captain: the Anazi -- "The women blamed the husbands and the men blamed the wives": the Star of India -- The "nice boy" who became a fine sailor: the Rakaia -- First refrigeration: the Dunedin -- A pretty little vessel: the Helen Denny -- Harkin's patent dry-air refrigerator: the Mataura -- Consistent sailing: the Waimate -- Aristocrats of the trade: the Waitangi -- A frequent visitor: the Oamaru -- Fire on board: the Timaru -- A lengthy passage: the White Rose -- Birds for the Acclimatisation Society: the Tintern Abbey -- Pigeons scoop the news: the Jessie Osborne -- A remarkable race: the Otaki -- An unfortunate craft: the Hurunui -- Only hours of the Auckland record: the Merwanjee Framjee -- The strangest name for a child: the Waipa -- Deer, grog and gunpowder: the Thurland Castle -- Twice on fire at sea: the Piako -- Not up to expectations: the Hermione -- Stranded on Waikanae Beach: the Pleione -- A beautiful clipper: the Taranaki -- Capsized in Wellington harbour: the Coromandel -- Death of a captain: the Lebu -- The fastest run: the Westland -- "Like a great canoe": the Thomas Stephens -- Information on an iron clipper: the Stracathro -- Insights from a traveller's diary: the Algoa Bay -- Disaster in the surf: the Turakina -- A great race to London: the Laira and the Oban Bay -- a perilous voyage: the Asterion -- Six lost in a storm: the Earl Derby -- More heavy gales: the Guinevere -- A most unlucky ship: the Killochan -- A Russian filibuster?: the Prince of Wales -- Bad weather round Wellington: the Weathersfield -- The vision of a British shipping clerk: the Shaw Savill & Albion Company -- The response of the New Zealand merchants: the New Zealand Shipping Company -- Appendix:Date Made
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