O'MAY, Harry, comp
Title: Hobart River Craft. [and] Sealers of Bass Strait First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Govt. Printer, 0, 1959
Seller ID: 32996
O'MAY, Harry, comp. Hobart River Craft [and] Sealers of Bass Strait. Tasmania: L.G. Shea, Govt. Printer, (n.d.) [ca. 1959]. First Edition. Pp 113; 31. 20 pages of plates, folding map at rear. 8vo, green cloth, silver lettering to spine.
Two volumes in one on the small craft of Australia.
Hobart River Craft comprises
"Early Settlement- Official Restrictions on Boat-Building - Description of Early Small Craft- Convicts Escaping by River Craft";
"Ports of Call in the South- Sawyers and Saw-Pits";
"The Barges, Cutters, Ketches and Passage-Boats - Capsizes";
"Fishing Craft - Whale Boats-'She-Oakers' - Sharking";
"The Racing Cracks - The Fouling of 'Good Intent'- Watermen- Identities";
"Paddle Steamers and Screw Steamers";
"Early Rowing Races on the Derwent- River Steamer Racing";
"The Wilson Shipyard at Cygnet";
"The Modern Fishing Craft 'Derwent Hunter'- Trip to the West Coast".
Sealers of Bass Strait comprises
"Bass Strait Islands - Discovery of Seals- Sealers from Port Jackson and Van Diemen's Land- American Sealers - Kangaroo Island";
"The 'Sea-Rats' from Convict Establishments";
"Captain Kelly and the Aborigines- James Munro of Preservation Island - Adventures of Captain Smith of the Caledonia.";
"Duncan Bell and Thomas Tucker- A Kindly Sealer- End of the Sealing Industry."
Very good in slightly rubbed dustjacket.. 80.00