Over the Mountains of the Sea: Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885 (Paperback)
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Over the Mountains of the Sea: Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885 (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 30/09/2006
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This lively, well-illustrated and very readable book 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 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. The book 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.

Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869403751
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 150 mm

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