A BOOK FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO THE SEA. This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the Americas Cup defence comes to Auckland. This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys its collection and explores New Zealandmaritime history through 100 fascinating and wide-ranging objects. From shipbuilding tools and Peter Blakes first trophy, to menu cards from the glory days of ocean liners and exquisite model ships, its the perfect book for all who love the sea, boats and ships, and all else that sails on the water.
Frances Walsh is an Auckland writer and researcher. She has been on the staff of Metro magazine and in 2011 published her first book, Inside Story: A History of the New Zealand Housewife (Random House New Zealand).