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Richardsons of Napier. A century of coastal shipping 1859-1959. S D Waters. Drawings Peter Campbell. 1959 1st edition. Private publication, Richardson and Company limited, Napier


Coastal shipping once played a very important part of freight movement around the coast
The expansion of the frozen meat trade brought extra business
Richardson and Company were a principal operator based in Napier and working the coast between the Bay of Plenty and Wellington plus some work out of Lyttleton to the Chatham Islands. They were also involved in salvage work and the stevedoring of overseas ships at the Port of Napier

Descriptions of incidents and of little landing places and the people there

Maps showing all the little landing places on the East Coast used by Richardson & Co
Old photos incl: portraits of managers and Captains; ships; Napier Inner Harbour 1913; Wairoa Bar 1939; surfboat with wool Akitio; loading sheep Hicks Bay


List of Fleet with details of each ship
Directors, Managers
Ships’s Captains
Names of settlers and sheepfarmers
Other ship owning firms and their personnel


108pp; b/w photos and illustrations; index; appendix; maps on epps; hard covers; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition

A very nice copy of this scarce collectible history


Text Copyright 2011
Collectible Books, Napier




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