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Richardsons of Napier. Gavin McLean. Line drawings SV Lampard. 1989 1st edition. New Zealand Ship and Marine Society, Society, Wellington


History of the Company which ran a fleet of coastal ships from Napier

Accidents and strandings are given and there is interesting information about Wairoa (Hawkes Bay) and the little ships which called there, also good old photos of Port Ahuriri and some East Coast locations

A map shows all the little settlements where Richardsons landed cargo; from Wellington, up the Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay and East Coast coastline to Torere in the Bay of Plenty
Later their ships carried cargoes to many other NZ regions, and one ship was chartered by the US Navy during WWII


Lists of:
Ships, date purchased, financial earnings details
Names of Company Officers with dates
Details and history of 45 ships, with photos and drawings


143pp; b/w photos and illustrations; maps; index; bibliography; appendices; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; original Bookseller’s label dj front flap
Dust jacket; very good condition

A very interesting history of a Company, now gone, which was once a very important part of NZ history
Not easy to find


Text Copyright 2010
Collectible Books, Napier




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