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Please God Send Me a Wreck: Responses to Shipwreck in a 19th Century Australian Community - When the Land Meets the Sea 3 (Paperback)
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Please God Send Me a Wreck: Responses to Shipwreck in a 19th Century Australian Community - When the Land Meets the Sea 3 (Paperback)

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Paperback 243 Pages / Published: 09/10/2016
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This book explores the historical and archaeological evidence of the relationships between a coastal community and the shipwrecks that have occurred along the southern Australian shoreline over the last 160 years. It moves beyond a focus on shipwrecks as events and shows the short and long term economic, social and symbolic significance of wrecks and strandings to the people on the shoreline. This volume draws on extensive oral histories, documentary and archaeological research to examine the tensions within the community, negotiating its way between its roles as shipwreck saviours and salvors.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781493951963
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 3985 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


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"Useful for anyone who identifies with the younger generation of maritime archaeologists, this volume simply refutes the atheoretical stance that largely permeated the discipline in the past. ... This book remains useful for thinking about how shipping mishaps affected people and what these events meant in short- and long-term perspectives. This text ultimately demonstrates that the concept of shipping mishaps deserves continued archaeological attention." (Madeline Fowler, Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 73 (3), 2017)

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