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Richards, Rhys

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Works: 53 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 1,089 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Anecdotes  Schedules 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F880.M54, 338.476753092
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Publications about Rhys Richards
Publications by Rhys Richards
Most widely held works by Rhys Richards
Captain Simon Metcalfe : pioneer fur trader in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and China, 1787-1794 by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Biography of Simon Metcalfe (d. 1794) an American sea captain who was the first to hunt sea otters on the Northwest Coast between Alaska and California and to hunt seals on Kerguelen Island in the Antarctic, as well as one of the first to trade between Hawaii and China
Whaling and sealing at the Chatham Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Not quite extinct : Melanesian bark cloth ('tapa') from western Solomon Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Honolulu : centre of trans-Pacific trade : shipping arrivals and departures, 1820 to 1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Bay of Islands shipping arrivals and departures, 1803-1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Manu Moriori : human and bird carvings on live Kopi trees on the Chatham Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
'Murihiku' re-viewed : a revised history of Southern New Zealand from 1804 to 1844 by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Covers mainly seal & whale hunting ; & also includes sections on moa hunting & flax trading
The Foveaux whaling yarns of Yankee Jack : Burr Osborn's adventures in southern New Zealand, 1845 by Rhys Richards( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A decade of disasters : the Chatham Islands from 1866 to 1875 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Tracking travelling taonga : a narrative review of how Māori items got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 and 1812, and elsewhere up to 1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Sealing in the southern oceans 1788-1833 : twelve articles, chapters and notes written from 1977 to 2006 by Rhys Richards( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"Prehistoric Man preyed on seals and related sea mammals so heavily that few survived except on uninhabitable coasts and islands far off shore. After 1750 the London-based Honourable East India Company began searching widely for whatever products they could sell on the fickle Canton market in order to buy China goods, especially tea. Captain Cook's last voyage established that the Chinese were keen to buy 'fine furs' such as sea otters and prime sealskins. In the bonanza rush that ensued to exploit the seals wherever they could be found, the fur trade was soon dominated by the smaller, more nimble, American merchant captains. To obtain seal skins for 'Peking Wraps' and 'London Hats', the American sealers explored the ends of the earth, including the subantarctic islands south of New Zealand, all the islands in the southern Indian Ocean, and even penetrated beyond into the Antarctic. The hardships borne by these sealers were very much the stuff of real life romance. This global review of the sealing trade shows that the sealers killed at least seven million seals, which is far more than previously estimated. This has required an adjustment of the base lines, with a big increase in estimates of the number of fur seals alive before commercial sealing began, and a sharp reduction in their rate of recovery so far."--Back cover
Tahiti and the Society Islands : shipping arrivals and departures, 1767 to 1852 by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The Moriori language of the ancestors on the Chatham Islands = Reo Moriori o ngā karapuna o Rekohu ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Jorgen Jorgenson's observations on Pacific trade and sealing and whaling in Australian and New Zealand waters before 1805 by Jørgen Jürgensen( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The Austral Islands : history, art and art history by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
American whaling on the Chathams Grounds : viewed from an Antipodean perspective by Rhys Richards( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Easter Island 1793 to 1861 : observations by early visitors before the slave raids by Rhys Richards( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Frederick Hunt of Pitt Island : twenty-five years experience in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands : an autobiography by Frederick Hunt( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Richards, Rhys Morgan
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English (58)
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