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The Long Farewell by Don Charlwood ( 5th edition, 2015)

This new edition of The Long Farewell returns to the format and illustrations of the 1981 first edition. The author read more than 120 diaries kept by immigrants on the long sailing ship voyages to Australia, and numerous letters the settlers wrote home. He tells about the reasons for emigration, the ships and the routes to Australia, accommodation on board, the perils of the journey, surgeons and health, messing and dining, pastimes and consolations, the crew and the new shore.

The Long Farewell also includes three diaries of settlers on the voyage to their new land. The book is superbly illustrated with many photos, drawings and maps.

Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards' Ethnic Affairs Commission Award in 1982.

Paperback, 310 pages, many photographs and illustrations (B&W), preface, comprehensive index, three shipboard diaries. AUD $29.95 plus freight.


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The Wreck of the Sailing Ship Netherby – A Miracle of Survival by Don Charlwood (2nd edition 2012)

The Wreck of the Sailing Ship Netherby is the story of an 1866 shipwreck on the western coast of King Island, in southern Australia. It tells of a near miracle, vividly related by three different participants. Here was a ship with 413 emigrant passengers and a crew of 38, impaled by night on serrated reefs not far from the 1845 remains of the Cataraqui. The Cataraqui had lost 400 lives. The senior officers of the Netherby were instrumental in saving the lives of all those aboard their vessel, plus a baby born on the island to one of the rescued passengers!

Paperback 56 pages; Notes for the new edition; Foreword; Appendices including updated passenger list; Photographs and maps (B&W, and colour). AUD $16.95 plus freight.


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The 1863 Shipboard Diary of Edward Charlwood – from England to Australia (2003)

This beautiful book is a facsimile reproduction of the elegantly handwritten diary of 27-year-old Edward, accompanying his bride to her new land. It is an entertaining and informative account of their voyage onboard the Suffolk - a voyage similar to that taken by the many immigrants of the sailing ship era.

Paperback, 42 pages, colour facsimile of original handwritten diary. AUD $9.95 plus freight.

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