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South Sea vagabonds, J. W. Wray

Label
South Sea vagabonds
Title
South Sea vagabonds
Statement of responsibility
J. W. Wray
Creator
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Author
Author of introduction
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Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
75th anniversary edition of the timeless New Zealand classic of adventure at sea. The true story of Johnny Wray's adventures after being fired from his day job in the Great Depression, building his own boat and spending the rest of his days sailing around the Pacific, living the life of his dreams, has become a classic and an inspiration to generations of readers, sailors and landlubbers alike. From the hilarious and jaw-dropping account of how Johnny begged, borrowed and stole the materials to build his famous yacht, Ngataki, to the many adventures he and his mates had around the atols and islands of the South Pacific, South Sea Vagabonds is much more than just a ripping yarn; it is a heartfelt hymn to the possibility of living a free life, of being the master of one's own destiny. As such it has touched the souls of countless readers since its first publication in 1939
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
  • 910.9164
  • 920.71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
South Sea vagabonds, J. W. Wray
Label
South Sea vagabonds, J. W. Wray
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a new edition of a back list classic, first published in 1939, hugely popular with boaties and sea story fans, the true story of Johnny Wray's adventures quitting his day job, building his own boat and spending the rest of his days sailing around the Pacific living the life of his dreams" --Publisher information
  • With an introduction by Bruce Ansley
  • "The all time classic of true adventure at sea" --Cover
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • "This is a new edition of a back list classic, first published in 1939, hugely popular with boaties and sea story fans, the true story of Johnny Wray's adventures quitting his day job, building his own boat and spending the rest of his days sailing around the Pacific living the life of his dreams"--Publisher information
  • "Johnny Wray's gripping and often hilarious account of his adventures around the South Pacific has inspired readers and changed lives"--Jacket flap. -75th anniversary edition of the timeless New Zealand classic of adventure at sea. The true story of Johnny Wray's adventures after being fired from his day job in the Great Depression, building his own boat and spending the rest of his days sailing around the Pacific, living the life of his dreams, has become a classic and an inspiration to generations of readers, sailors and landlubbers alike. From the hilarious and jaw-dropping account of how Johnny begged, borrowed and stole the materials to build his famous yacht, Ngataki, to the many adventures he and his mates had around the atols and islands of the South Pacific, South Sea Vagabonds is much more than just a ripping yarn; it is a heartfelt hymn to the possibility of living a free life, of being the master of one's own destiny. As such it has touched the souls of countless readers since its first publication in 1939
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15363559
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
75th anniversary edition.
Extent
289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781775540441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781775540441
  • (NLNZils)1654878

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