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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has light fading to the spine area and surface rubbing, and there is short creasing to the top edge. There is light browning to the edges of the compressed pages, and light age spotting to the top margin of the photo pages. The rest of the page are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 142 x 220 mm.
Pages: 142
Publisher: The Dunmore Press
Publication date: 1981 first edition


Triumph: The Ship that Hit the Lighthouse
By David Johnson

Contain 12 pages of photos

This story is an accident, the result of wandering down an interesting and irresistible byway while ostensibly engaged on other matters.

The principal matter was the pursuit of the species "Victorian colonial entrepreneur", epitomised in this case by C.W. Turner, merchant, of Christchurch. The pursuit faltered briefly when Turner's charter of the Triumph was discovered, and halted completely when the Triumph's jousting with Tiritiri light was realised.

When it was found that many of the contemporary, and all of the later accounts of the mishap, had achieved the doubtful accuracy of fables, it was no longer possible to ignore the event. So, with perhaps an apology for not letting sleeping dogs lie and tall stories retain their reputation, here is the story of the Triumph and of her master, based on facts, facts and nothing but the facts.


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