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Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners

Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners

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Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners

Wanganella and the Australian Trans-Tasman Liners

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Product Overview

Product No:
17580
Author:
Peter Plowman
Publisher:
Rosenberg Publishing
ISBN:
9781877058806
Edition Date:
April 2009
Pages:
188
Size:
210 x 282 x 12 mm
Weight:
740 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
20803 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

This is the story of the liners operating across the Tasman since 1879. There was fierce competition between the competing shipping companies, fare wars which caused one company to withdraw. The aftermath of World War I saw just one Huddart Packer liner crossing the Tasman until the advent of Wanganella in 1933. Other ships included the Monowai and then the stunning Awatea also plied the Tasman trade.

World War II meant these ships were co-opted to serve in various capacities. After the war Wanganella eventually returned to trans-Tasman crossing, but the advent of frequent air travel meant her days were numbered. She finished her career as a workers hostel in New Zealand. Peter tells the story of these liners with his customary flair and attention to detail. This work is illustrated with contemporary photographs.

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