Books that explore the exciting and fascinating themes of sailing ships, journeys to Australia by sail, and the inevitable shipwrecks that occurred in this era...

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Burgewood Books is a specialist book publisher and online distributor offering titles that are not readily available elsewhere.  All these titles can be ordered from this website.

Our book list features author and historian, Don Charlwood. The topics of our books range from Australian history to the sailing ship era, immigration, and shipwrecks to personal remembrances of Australia in the 1920s and '30s and of the Second World War.


Artist Phillip Gray’s impression of the sailing ship Loch Ard striking Muttonbird Island in 1878, just beyond the entrance to the gorge in the picture above. Only one passenger and one crew member survived the shipwreck after being washing into what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge.

Our books are renown for their background of thorough research, attention to detail, quality of indexing and accessibility of writing. Many Australians are descended from those who left Britain by sailing ship, so our books are of interest to those investigating their family history or with an interest in the shipwrecks that dot Australia’s coastline.
Our books of memoir cover the Second World War, particularly Bomber Command, and life during the Great Depression.
Our book of short stories is entertaining and beautifully written.

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