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Over the Mountains of the Sea

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Over the Mountains of the Sea is a lively, well-illustrated and very readable book that draws on shipboard diaries and archival so... Weiterlesen
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Over the Mountains of the Sea is a lively, well-illustrated and very readable book that draws on shipboard diaries and archival sources to give a vivid picture of the voyage out to New Zealand during the crucial Vogel period. Using information on individual ships, voyages and passengers, author David Hastings follows the narrative of the voyage and the way in which the space on the ship was allotted according to gender, class and marital status. He then explores the social dynamics on board dealing with the routines of daily life, crime, mutiny, health, religion and an interesting chapter on the virgins cage where the single women were confined. He convincingly shows the ship as a microcosm of the society British migrants brought to these islands. Over the Mountains of the Sea is generously illustrated with photographs, sketches and magazine illustrations. It will be warmly welcomed by genealogists, professional historians and the many New Zealanders who enjoy reading about our history.


David Hastings' career in journalism spans more than four decades. He began working as journalist as a copy boy on the Melbourne Sun in 1970 and ended in 2013 as editor of the Weekend Herald. In between times he worked for Australian Associated Press, the Australasian Express in London, the ABC in Melbourne as sub-editor, producer and then television news editor. At the New Zealand Herald between 1987 and 2013 he was a sub-editor, foreign editor, news editor, deputy editor and, finally, editor of the Weekend Herald. He left the Herald in January 2013 to pursue his interest in writing history. Hastings has an MA(Hons) in History from The University of Auckland. His first book, Over the Mountains of the Sea: Life on the Migrant Ships, 1870-1885 (AUP 2006), was based on the research he did for his MA thesis. Mary Dobie features prominently in that book through her paintings and sketches of life on a migrant ship as well as the diary she kept with her sister.


Titel: Over the Mountains of the Sea
Untertitel: Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885
EAN: 9781869405212
ISBN: 978-1-86940-521-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Auckland University Press
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 01.10.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch