|CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
Wreck Diving in Australia
Covers the actual sport diving on wrecks, as distinct from major commercial salvage.
Please note: The books are listed for interest only, and not offered for sale.
||ISLANDS OF ANGRY GHOSTS
Published in 1966 Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, London. There appears to hve been an earlier US edition, published by William Morrow & Co, Inc. New York.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 206 pages, mono prints.
Tells the terrible take of the Dutch Esat-Indiaman Batavia, lost in the Abrolhos Islands off Western Autralia in 1969. her wrecking was one thing - the massacre that followed another terrible tragedy, especially for the women and children. The book is in two parts, covering her history and destruction, and subsequent discovery. There have been a few books written on the Batavia, but it demonstrates th skill of this award-winning author that this title is still in print.
Below: Probably the US edition.
|SHIPWRECKS ALONG THE
No date, no publisher. Probably early seventies, self published.
Softcover, 96 pages, mono photos throughout, hand drawn charts.
Geoff Naylor lived in Geelong and was one of the earliest, and keenest, of wreck divers, exploring many wrecks at Port Phillip Heads and along the western Victorian coastline. This small book gives a potted history of the major wrecks, and the circumstances of the dive. Contains material of some minor historical interest; the book itself is not scarce.
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