Pay Now
Combined shipping Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Captain's Log New Zealand's Maritime History
By Gavin McLean
‘For the last thousand years or so innovation, prosperity, conflict, challenge and change have crashed relentlessly against New Zealand's coasts. They are our front door. Research has killed the myth of the Polynesian ‘Great Fleet' but many fleets have surged past since - fleets of crusading colonists, fleets of `Home' boats, the American `Great White Fleet’, the container and bulk carrier fleets of the 1970s and the Bolly-swilling American's Cup flotillas. All have left their mark.'

So begins Gavin McLean's extraordinary chronicle of the 'tempestuous history of New Zealand's coastline. Published in conjunction with a television programme, Captain's Log takes us from the arrival of the first waka to the wakes of the superyachts via assisted migration, the Union Steam Ship Company, the wars and the container ships. Along the way, Captain's Log reminds us of the deep affinity New Zealanders have for their coastline and the sea.


Prows and Bows 1200-1790
Trading Posts on the Coastal Frontier 1791-1860
White Wings and Steam Kettles 1860-85
Frozen Mutton and Southern Octopus 1885-1925
Home Boats and Slow Greens 1925-62
The Second Revolution 1962-90
Top Cats to Superyachts 1990-2001
Paperback, 2001 , 224 pages, very good condition

FREE Fidget Spinner of your favorite color (Black, White, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) if you win five aabooks auctions or spend over $50. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • P&P All NZ upto 4 auctions$5.50
  • P&P All NZ for one auction$3.50
  • Free Shipping in NZ for 5 auctions or more$0.00
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Card payments
    • Pay Now

    Pay Now includes:

    Buyer Protection Learn More