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Over the Mountains of the Sea
Over the Mountains of the Sea

Over the Mountains of the Sea

Life on the Migrant Ships 1870–1885


240 Pages, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9781869403751

Rights: US, CA, UK, EUR, ASIA & ZA

Auckland University Press (Apr 2007)


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Drawing upon more than 80 personal diaries and journals of those on board, this resource explores the rich experience and the trials and tribulations of hopeful Anglo-Celtic pilgrims headed to Australia and New Zealand aboard migrant ships in the late 19th century. From daily routines to matters of food, health, religion, crime, and mutiny, this history unearths the humor, scandal, and personal triumph that defined the nautical pilgrimage of hundreds.

Author Biography

David Hastings is deputy editor of the New Zealand Herald. He lives in Auckland.