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This is a second-hand hardcover book

Condition: The dust jacket has light wear and tearing to the edges, colour wear, a few age spots, and a crease to the bottom edge. There is a name written tidily on the first page, and age spotting to the edges of the compressed pages. There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last page. The rest of the book has no faults.

Dimensions: 142x223mm
Pages: 241
Publisher: Charles Knight & Co
Publication date: 1973 first edition


In the Wake of Endeavour
By Gordon Holman

The History of The New Zealand Shipping Company and Federal Steam Navigation Company

In the Wake of Endeavour is the story of the men and ships of a great shipping enterprise, and of their exploits in peace and war.

It was in 1873 that The New Zealand Shipping Company was founded, in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a fleet of four sailing ships. Gordon Holman traces the history of the Company from those early, difficult days, when it played such an important role in colonial development, through the golden age of sail and the advent of the steamship, right up to the operation of modern, refrigerated cargo carriers. He describes the men of vision who have controlled the growth of the Company across the years, and how, in 1912, they acquired the ships of the Federal Steam Navigation Company by amalgamation. By that time the Company's fleet had expanded to 35 ships, totalling over a quarter of a million tons.

The climax of the hundred-year story is the bright future in prospect for the Company as anintegral part of the giant Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Its ships continue to sail in the wake of Endeavour.


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