Racers of the Deep
The Yankee Clippers and Bluenose Clippers on the Australian Run 1852-1869Book - 2007
The Black Ball and the White Star shipping lines owned some of the world's largest and fastest clipper ships. From 1852 to 1869 their 146 ships dominated the run between Liverpool and Australasia. They carried a great number of immigrants from Europe to Australia at the height of the goldrushes, greatly contributing to Australia and New Zealand's rapid development. Within the pages of this book are remarkable sea stories based on reliable testimony and evidence. Because these ships were British-owned, we have long accepted what British authors have written about them. Racers of the Deep has however been written by an Australian from an Australian viewpoint, and it goes a long way towards completing our maritime history of this period.
Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. : c2007
Branch Call Number: ANF 387.5065 NEAL
Characteristics: 396 p. : ill. ; 25 cm