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Crew Culture: New Zealand Seafarers under Sail and Steam

Neill Atkinson

For over 100 years merchant seafarers were among the most important and distinctive groups of NZ workers.

Whether wrestling with canvas high above the deck in a howling gale or heaving coal in the stifling bowels of a steamship, their strength and skill were indispensable in the days of sail and steam.

Yet while there have been many books written about maritime history, the ordinary sailor's story has remained obscure

For the first time, here is a book that looks at the work and lives of merchant seafarers – often described in their own words. The harsh realities of shipboard life, the colourful lore and language of the sea, the struggle for control and the rise of unionism, the lively world of the waterfront, and the unique character of seafarers crew culture are all explored in vivid detail, with over 100 illustrations.

172 pages b/w photographs
softcover
Published by Te Papa Press (2001)
298mm x 212mm

very good condition
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