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Across the Paciific : liners from Australia and New Zealand to North America

Author: Peter Plowman
Publisher: Kenthurst, N.S.W. : Rosenberg Publishing, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For just over a hundred years there was a regular liner service across the Pacific connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of North America. This book descibes the rather chaotic development of these services into a reliable and successful trade that flourished into the 1970s before the advent of the jumbo-jet led to a rather rapid decline and eventual termination of the trans-Pacific passenger  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Plowman
ISBN: 9781877058967 1877058963 9781877058967
OCLC Number: 610191953
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Early days --
Early San Francisco services --
A and A Line --
Pacific mail years --
Oceanic and the Union Line --
All red route --
Changes --
Sierra trio --
Vancouver Route 1901-1914 --
Reviving the San Francisco Service --
First World War --
Post-war years --
Second Aorangi --
From San Francisco to Wellington --
Disaster on Sydney Harbour --
Times of change --
Mariposa and Monterey --
1934-1939 --
Second World War --
Post-War problems --
Reviving the Vancouver service --
Orient-Pacific Line --
New Mariposa and Monterey --
Aground and sunk --
Under new colours.
Responsibility: Peter Plowman.

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"For just over a hundred years there was a regular liner service across the Pacific connecting Australia and New Zealand with the west coast of North America. This book descibes the rather chaotic development of these services into a reliable and successful trade that flourished into the 1970s before the advent of the jumbo-jet led to a rather rapid decline and eventual termination of the trans-Pacific passenger liner"--Back cover.

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