Cruise of the Ruamano JOHNSTON Circumnavigation of New Zealand in 1925 ~ Maritime


Title: The Cruise of the Ruamano

Author: J. B. Johnston as told to his sons

Description: Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Faint wear. Map endpapers. Some foxing to endpapers. Interior is unmarked. Dust jacket shows rubbing and has a few short closed tears along the top edge. DJ in archival sleeve. 28 photographs and four maps. 85 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm.

The story of the circumnavigation of New Zealand, December 1925-February 1926, believed to be the first time the venture had been undertaken since Captain Cook's original voyage.

At the time this volume was issued, J. B. Johnston was the final surviving member of the Ruamano's crew. He had been the Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 1920-1922. He was a well known Auckland barrister and solicitor, having been admitted to the bar in 1904 and retiring in 1972.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: [W. H. Johnston; printed by Farmers Trading Co.]
Place: [Auckland, New Zealand]
Year: 1975

Keywords: New Zealand, circumnavigation, 1920s, maritime,

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