PADDLEBOATS-OF-AUSTRALIA

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Paddleboats Of Australia

Author : Peter Plowman
ISBN : 192201348X
Genre : Transportation
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This fully illustrated book is intended primarily as a guide to paddleboats found in various parts of Australia (more than 130 in all) for those people who may see or travel on them and thus gain a better knowledge of these fascinating boats. It includes paddleboats that are presently operating for public excursions and cruises on rivers, lakes, and harbors around Australia, as well as privately owned boats and vintage boats that have been restored for public display. The majority of paddleboats are on the Murray River in southern Australia. Over recent years, more than 30 new boats have been built and launched into the river, while a further 20 boats have undergone changes in either name or appearance. In addition, there are paddleboats to be found in various other locations around the country, including Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Ballarat, and Longreach. A final section is devoted to older boats that are currently undergoing restoration, as well as boats currently under construction.
Category: Transportation

Murray Darling Paddleboats

Author : Peter Plowman
ISBN : 9781877058370
Genre : Social Science
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Covers the paddleboats seen and photographed by the author along the Murray and Darling Rivers of Australia. A brief guide to these fascinating craft from the large tourist paddlewheelers to the tiny Minimus. (One is powered by an electric motor which gives it about three hours running).
Category: Social Science

Australian Cruise Ships

Author : Peter Plowman
ISBN : 9781877058509
Genre : History
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During the past thirty years cruising has become a popular form of holiday for an increasing number of Australians. The first cruise from Australia was operated by the P&O liner Strathaird, which departed Sydney on 23 December 1932 for five nights to Brisbane and Norfolk Island. Up to 1939 P & O and Orient Line vessels operated occasional cruises between line voyages from Britain, but these ceased in 1939. It was not until the mid-1950s that cruises began operating again, but these were still on a very occasional basis, again on P & O and Orient Line vessels engaged in the regular trade between Britain and Australia. During the 1960s other shipping companies also began operating occasional cruises, but there were no ships assigned to the cruise trade on a regular basis. Things began to change in the early 1970s, when the advent of the Boeing 747 transformed international travel. Instead of spending four weeks or more at sea, Australians could now fly to Britain and Europe in one day, and this spelled doom for the long-haul passenger liner. Many of these vessel ended up in the scrap yard, but some were refitted to full time cruise ships, and thus began the cruise boom. The first liners to be engaged in full time cruising from Australia were all converted, having been built for other trades. For many thousands of Australians, these ships introduced them to the delights of cruising, and the number of Australians making a cruise has steadily increased over the past three decades. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here later in 2007 and into 2008. It is my hope that turning the pages of this book will bring back many happy memories to cruise travellers, and hopefully inspire those who have not yet ventured out to sea to make the plunge and discover the joy of cruising. The ships are listed in the order in which they entered the local cruise market. As the pages proceed it will be noted that over the years the size of the liners seen in Australia has steadily increased. In the early days cruise liners were usually no more than 25,000 gross tons, but in the summer of 2002 we welcomed the first liner to exceed 100,000 gross tons. In February 2007 the second largest passenger liner ever built, Queen Mary 2, will make a visit to our shores. For the summer of 2007-08, the Australian cruise trade will be serviced by three liners exceeding 70,000 gross tons, something that would have been thought impossible even five years ago. This book includes 110 liners that have operated cruises in Australia waters over the past 35 years. The text gives full details, including important dates, types of accommodation, interesting facts and general information, on every ship. There is also a colour picture on every page, none of which have been published previously as they are all taken by the author or his friends in the shipping fraternity.
Category: History

The American Neptune

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016638822
Genre : Naval art and science
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A quarterly journal of maritime history.
Category: Naval art and science

An Australian S Stories

Author : John Dorber
ISBN : 9783732263554
Genre : Fiction
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Australia is a land of contradictions as are its people. We live in a land of immense deserts and surrounded by seas. We are a land with vast forests but most of us live in the city. We are an easy going but inventive people. This book hopes to encompass some of these facets of Australian life. I haven't written a book for tourists but I am sure that it will be of great interest to those who would like to spend some time in Australia. By writing many stories about ordinary Australian people and their misadventures, one can understand a little of what it means to be an Australian.
Category: Fiction

Sea History

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ISBN : UOM:39015036219510
Genre : Navigation
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Category: Navigation

The Rough Guide To Australia

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ISBN : 9781405388900
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.
Category: Travel

14 Fun Facts About Australia S Murray River

Author : Jeannie Meekins
ISBN :
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River meanders across the landscape. It has had its course blocked several times by the rising new continent. It has created megalakes and forests, has provided homes for many species of wildlife, and lives in the legends of the indigenous people. How much do you know about this river? How big is a Murray River cod? How old is the Murray River? How long can a River Red Gum Tree live? Why was the Psyche Pump Station built? Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

14 Fun Facts About Australia S Murray River A 15 Minute Book

Author : Jeannie Meekins
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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River meanders across the landscape. It has had its course blocked several times by the rising new continent. It has created megalakes and forests, has provided homes for many species of wildlife, and lives in the legends of the indigenous people. How much do you know about this river? How big is a Murray River cod? How old is the Murray River? How long can a River Red Gum Tree live? Why was the Psyche Pump Station built? Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Simple Fleece

Author : Alan Barnard
ISBN : UOM:39015002243247
Genre : Sheep
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Category: Sheep