Polly Woodside – Melbourne’s Tall Ship

The story of a small, late-century sailing ship, her builders and owners, her voyages and of the men who sailed her. Ann Gibson’s book provides an in-depth social history of one of Australia’s most significant historic vessels.

The ship’s journeys around the world are presented in detail and the experiences of masters and crew are brought to life through diaries, interviews and archival sources.

This 115 page book includes previously unpublished photographs of the award-winning restoration by the National Trust of Australia (Vic), which culminated in the Polly Woodside becoming the first merchant ship in the world to receive the World Ship Trust Medal.

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