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The Southern Octopus – the Rise of a Shipping Empire by Gavin McLean

$35.00

Opinion was always divided. Its supporters called the Union Steam Ship Company the largest shipping company south of the line, while its many enemies called it  “The Southern Octopus”

Formed at Dunedin in 1875 by James Mill, an ambitious young clerk with an eye for the main chance, the Union Company became New Zealand’s first multi-national.

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Hb. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. “The Union Ship Company became the largest shipping company south of the line and New Zealand’s first multi-national.”

Clean green cloth cover with gold titles to spine. Thin bumping to the head & foot of the spine and tiny bumping to four corner tips. Faint foxing to head edge. Very clean content, comprehensive B&W illustrations, binding tight. 239p Dj: faint rubbing & light scratches to jacket.  Very thin creasing to head & foot of spine. small tear on bottom of rear DJ.

First published 1990 by

New Zealand Ship & Marine Society and the Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum

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Weight 1.050 kg
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