Under Full Sail

Author: Rob Mundle




Page: 384

View: 410

How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey that could take as much as four months. With the arrival of the clipper ships, and favourable winds, the journey from England could be done in a little over half this time. It was a revolution in travel that made the clipper ships the jet airlines of their day, bringing keen and willing migrants 'down under' in record time, all hell-bent on making their fortune in Australia. Rob Mundle is back on the water, with a ripping story that starts on the sea, aboard a clipper ship charging across the Southern Ocean, laden with passengers heading for Melbourne in response to the lure of gold. Brimming with countless stories of the magnificent ships and fearless (and feckless) characters we find on them, like Englishman "Bully" Forbes and American "Bully" Waterman driving their ships to the limit and the tragic legacy of the many shipwrecks that were so much a part of this era.

Story Under Full Sail

Author: Андрей Вознесенский



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 70

View: 178

Full Sail Beyond the Three Capes

The French Bounty Ships in Australia 1898-1925

Author: Patrick Ahern

Publisher: Patrick Ahern


Category: Merchant mariners

Page: 137

View: 965

"The story of the French merchant mariners on the large sailing vessels that transported coal from Newcastle to North and South America and wheat from the Australian plains to Europe in the early twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

The North American Review

Author: Jared Sparks



Category: North American review and miscellaneous journal


View: 324

Vols. 277-230, no. 2 include Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.