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Author Steel, Frances.

Title Oceania under steam : sea transport and the cultures of colonialism, c. 1870-1914 / Frances Steel
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  387.5094109034 Ste/Ous  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 246 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 24 cm
Series Studies in imperialism
Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Afloat -- 1.Steam's ̀magic touch': routes, rivalries and regionalism in the Pacific -- 2.The liner: cultures of maritime technology -- pt. II Aboard -- 3.Crew culture: maritime men in an iron world -- 4.Labour, race and empire: debating the ̀lascar question' -- 5.Guardians and troublemakers: confining women at sea -- pt. III Abroad -- 6.The tropical challenges of the island trades -- 7.Sitima days in Suva: wharf labourers and the colonial port -- 8.Indigenous maritime mobilities under colonial rule
Summary "The age of steam was the age of Britain's global maritime dominance, the age of enormous ocean liners and human mastery over the seas. The world seemed to shrink as timetabled shipping mapped out faster, more efficient and more reliable transoceanic networks. But what did this transport revolution look like at the other end of the line, at the edge of empire in the South Pacific? Through the historical example of the largest and most important regional maritime enterprise -- the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand -- Frances Steel eloquently charts the diverse and often conflicting interests, itineraries and experiences of commercial and political elites, common seamen and stewardesses, and Islander dock workers and passengers. Drawing on a variety of sources, including shipping company archives, imperial conference proceedings, diaries, newspapers and photographs, this book will appeal to cultural historians and geographers of British imperialism, scholars of transport and mobility studies, and historians of New Zealand and the Pacific." --Publisher
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-239) and index
Subject Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
Shipping -- Great Britain -- Oceania -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Shipping -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Shipping -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century -- Oceania.
Shipping -- Oceania -- History -- 19th century.
Shipping -- Oceania -- History -- 20th century.
Steam-navigation -- Pacific Ocean -- History.
Steamboat lines -- New Zealand -- History.
Steamboats -- Pacific Area -- History.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century -- Oceania.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- History.
LC no. 2011275463
ISBN 0719082900 (hbk)