White wings:; Brett, Henry, Sir, 1843-1927; 1924; 0589015176 (hardback; 2017.1.4...


White wings:


Brett, Henry, Sir, 1843-1927

Maker Role



Bradwell, Cyril R. (Cyril Robertson)

Maker Role


About this object

Condensed and edited version of 2 vol. work published Auckland, N.Z. : Brett Printing, 1924 and 1928 under titles: White wings : fifty years of sail in the New Zealand trade, and White wings. Vol. 2. Founding of the provinces and old-time shipping. Contents: From Henry Brett's preface to White wings, volume one -- Some record passages -- Boarding the ships -- First to Wellington: the Tory -- First Wellington immigrants: the Aurora -- Pioneer ships of the Wellington settlement -- The founding of Auckland: the Platina and the Anna Watson -- Taranaki settlement: the William Bryan -- The founding of Nelson: the Whitby, the Will Watch and the Arrow -- Nelson settlement: the Fifeshire -- Diary of a voyage: the Jane Gifford and the Duchess of Argyle -- The first large craft built in Auckland: the Moa -- Otago settlement: the John Wickliffe and the Philip Laing -- The first four ships of Canterbury: the Charlotte Jane, the Randolph, the Sir George Seymour and the Cressy -- A superior craft: the Cresswell -- A terrifying trip: The Gwalior -- A terrible end: the Northfleet -- The ship's own newspaper: the Evening Star -- Collision in the English Channel: the Josephine Willis -- Appalling conditions: the Ann Wilson -- Strict rules at sea: the City of Dunedin -- Early life of a trooper and raider: the Sea King (Shenandoah) -- Troops from India and England: the Light Brigade -- A long passage: the Olive Mount -- Never heard of again: the Glenmark -- A frequent visitor: the Himalaya -- 400 ships a year: the Peter Denny -- First in iron: the Ironsides -- Sinking all the way: the Cossipore -- High seas mutiny: the Flying Foam -- Voyage to kill or cure: the Ballarat -- Lightning from every point: the Siam -- Partridges, blackbirds and salmon: the Countess of Kintore -- Demasted: the Racehorse -- A change of mind: the Pegasus -- From gun-running to marine superintendent: the Hydaspes and Captain Babot -- The effect of bad stowage: the Alliance -- Sister ships: the Otago and James Nicol Fleming -- Makeshift steering: the Christian McAusland -- First to Wanganui: the Malay -- Fire at sea: the Merope -- Misleading claims: the Crusade -- "Up to our necks in water": the Excelsior -- Midwinter shipwreck: the Wild Deer -- Storms all the way: The Bulwark -- A long death-roll: the Punjaub -- Ashore on Rangitoto: the Glenlora -- 2,000 miles under jury rig: the Dallam Tower -- Crowded conditions: the Ballochmyle -- The captain fires on his sailors: the Cathcart -- Storm at the Queen Street wharf: the Lauderdale -- "The awful boiling sea": the Auckland -- 470 lives lost: the Cospatrick -- Storms and collisions: the Zealandia -- Finding the right mate: the Tweed -- A handsome ship: the Mairi Bhan -- Nautical superstition: the Howrah -- Shipboard marriages: the Invererne -- The threat of "Yellow Jack": NZSC Inver charter vessels -- Some close calls: the Wellington -- Sensation and superstition: the Rangitiki -- Typhoid in the "old tub": the Bebington -- Bravery and death: the Schiehallion -- Settlement at Katikati and Te Puke: the Lady Jocelyn -- Enormous ice-flows: the Margaret Galbraith -- Dismasted in Cook Strait: the Lutterworth -- Scarlet Fever: the Woodlark -- A drunken captain: the Adamant -- A bullying captain: the Anazi -- "The women blamed the husbands and the men blamed the wives": the Star of India -- The "nice boy" who became a fine sailor: the Rakaia -- First refrigeration: the Dunedin -- A pretty little vessel: the Helen Denny -- Harkin's patent dry-air refrigerator: the Mataura -- Consistent sailing: the Waimate -- Aristocrats of the trade: the Waitangi -- A frequent visitor: the Oamaru -- Fire on board: the Timaru -- A lengthy passage: the White Rose -- Birds for the Acclimatisation Society: the Tintern Abbey -- Pigeons scoop the news: the Jessie Osborne -- A remarkable race: the Otaki -- An unfortunate craft: the Hurunui -- Only hours of the Auckland record: the Merwanjee Framjee -- The strangest name for a child: the Waipa -- Deer, grog and gunpowder: the Thurland Castle -- Twice on fire at sea: the Piako -- Not up to expectations: the Hermione -- Stranded on Waikanae Beach: the Pleione -- A beautiful clipper: the Taranaki -- Capsized in Wellington harbour: the Coromandel -- Death of a captain: the Lebu -- The fastest run: the Westland -- "Like a great canoe": the Thomas Stephens -- Information on an iron clipper: the Stracathro -- Insights from a traveller's diary: the Algoa Bay -- Disaster in the surf: the Turakina -- A great race to London: the Laira and the Oban Bay -- a perilous voyage: the Asterion -- Six lost in a storm: the Earl Derby -- More heavy gales: the Guinevere -- A most unlucky ship: the Killochan -- A Russian filibuster?: the Prince of Wales -- Bad weather round Wellington: the Weathersfield -- The vision of a British shipping clerk: the Shaw Savill & Albion Company -- The response of the New Zealand merchants: the New Zealand Shipping Company -- Appendix:

Date Made



Brett Printing Co

Publication Place

Princes Risborough

Subject and Association Keywords

Merchant ships -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Shipping -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

Shipwrecks -- History -- 19th century

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Description and travel

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type



0589015176 (hardback

Object number


Spine Label

387.2 BRE

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.