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Three Ladies of Moreton Bay : Hayles Brisbane Cruises

By: David Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925877151

ISBN: 1925877159

Condition: New


Mirimar, Mirabel and Mirana were three ladies of Moreton Bay. Elegant, white passenger launches belonging to Hayles Cruises, they are well remembered in Brisbane for their popular bay and river excursions. First came the legendary Mirimar running to Stradbroke Island, opening the way to the jewel of Point Lookout. The diminutive Mirabel soon followed with the excellent Mirana, joining the fleet after the war. Centred in the city under the shadow of Victoria Bridge, they ran to all corners of Moreton Bay as well as upstream to Lone Pine. Built in Brisbane for Brisbane, they were a vital part o... View more info

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John Jess, Seeker of Justice: The Role of the Parliament in the Hmas Voyager Tragedy

By: Elizabeth McCarthy

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Sid Harta: 2015

Seller ID: 9781925230888

ISBN: 1925230880

Condition: New


50 Years On "The truth must be found out and it must be told. Otherwise the people of Australia will repudiate this parliament forever." - John Jess J. 1967 (Jess J. (1967) CPD 16 May) When one hears the words Voyager Royal Commission, the first thing that comes to mind is "whitewash." John Jess described the first book ever written about Voyager by Admiral Hickling as "clearly piercing the darkness." John Jess, Seeker of Justice goes a step further. This book is not an interpretation of history. It is history being allowed to speak for itself. In his own words, which Liberal parliamentarian E... View more info

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Pandora: an Archaeological Perspective

By: Peter Gesner

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2000

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003441

ISBN: 0724244824

Condition: New


The story of the Pandora is the tragic, but little known, sequel to the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. Sent to the South Pacific to recapture the Bounty mutineers, the Pandora sank on 29 August 1791 on the Great Barrier Reef. Thirty-one crew and four mutineers perished. For almost 200 year, the Pandora lay undisturbed until her discovery in 1977. Author Peter Gesner recounts the ship's last voyage and details her subsequent excavation by Queensland Museum archaeologists. 60 pages. View more info