Author Results for Clifford W. Hawkins

An Introduction to European Shipbuilding in the South West Pacific

By Clifford W. Hawkins

European shipbuilding started in earnest, in the Pacific, in the late 18c, and this article details many of the early vessels constructed in the area; primarily in Eastern Australia and New Zealand. Some of their voyages and cargoes are described, but the article is more concerned with who constructed them and how. The vessels were […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

His Majesty’s Armed Tender Lady Nelson 1799-1825

By Clifford W. Hawkins

  The Lady Nelson, built in 1799, was one of the earliest commercial/naval centreboard brigs to be built. This paper describes the construction of this experimental brig, and the advantages and disadvantages of her construction in her deployment to survey the coasts of New South Wales. It goes on to describe Lady Nelson’s very active […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Logistics | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

To New Zealand for Kauri

By Clifford W. Hawkins

An examination of the New Zealand wood trade from Captain Cook’s arrival in 1764 to the end of World War I. The article captures many of the early efforts to both embark and trade the various woods from New Zealand and the trials that faced both merchants and navies in their efforts. Focused on the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration