WINDJAMMERS – The Final Story

Robert Carter

I have been collecting data for this book for over 30 years. It is an anthology of stories, anecdotes, poems, photographs and drawings depicting life, culture and activities in the last commercial sailing ships between the years 1906 and 1957. It is illustrated with 42 of my paintings. It was recorded first hand from the final generation of sailing ship mariners. As there are very few still living, this book will be the last to use the words of those who experienced life in these ships.

More information and purchase from Bob’s website:

https://robertcarter.com.au/windjammers-the-final-story/

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Robert CarterWINDJAMMERS – The Final Story

I have been collecting data for this book for over 30 years. It is an anthology of stories, anecdotes, poems, photographs and drawings depicting life, culture and activities in the last commercial sailing ships between the years 1906 and 1957.

It is illustrated with 42 of my paintings. It was recorded first hand from the final generation of sailing ship mariners. As there are very few still living, this book will be the last to use the words of those who experienced life in these ships.

There are 304 pages, 290 x 210 mm, printed on 120 GSM wood free paper. There are 51 colour plates and 35 photographs printed on 128 GSM glossy art paper. The end papers, which show the routes of the last sailing ships, are Arlin over 40oz grey board, gold blocked on the spine. It has a hard cover with a 128 GSM glossy art paper dust jacket.

Paint me a Ship

Robert Carter

Paint Me A Ship is a unique, luxurious, full-colour publication intended for readers interested in marine art and the history it captures. It includes 30 major new paintings completed since the publication of my first book, Windjammers – The Final Story, each with historical and artistic notes.

More information and purchase from Bob’s website:

https://robertcarter.com.au/paint-me-a-ship/

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Robert Carter

Paint Me A Ship

In Part I there are 30 major new paintings completed since the publication of my first book, Windjammers – The Final Story, each with historical and artistic notes. I have also includes a chapter with insights and practical information for how to capture the sea, sky and weather conditions so that a painted ship truly looks like a ship, shared from a lifetime of painting.

In Part II I have gathered together outstanding examples of contemporary marine paintings, models and scrimshaw, created by members of the Australian Society of Marine Artists. The book celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Society and includes over 70 works I considers to be equal to the world’s best.

lllustrations: 152 colour paintings, 11 colour photos, 3 b&w photos, 15 line drawings

Wartime Windjammers

Robert Carter

Wartime Windjammers is a monograph exploring the important – yet little-known – role played by the last sailing ships during World War II. The monograph shines a light on this little-known aspect of the war, and brings together the story of the ships, their crews and their wartime voyages.

More information and purchase from Bob’s website:

https://robertcarter.com.au/wartime-windjammers/

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Robert CarterWartime Windjammers

As World War II was raging and hundreds of thousands of tons of shipping were being sunk, there were twenty-seven large sailing ships quietly contributing to the movement of precious cargo around the world, four of which became victims of enemy action.

Wartime Windjammers shines a light on this little-known aspect of the war, and brings together the story of the ships, their crews and their wartime voyages.

34 pagesIllustrations: 10 colour paintings, 4 b&w photos

The Journey of Tom Thumb II - Bass and Flinders explore | Christine Hill

The Journey of Tom Thumb II

Christine Hill

In one short week in 1796, exploring the coast south of Botany Bay, Matthew Flinders, George Bass and their servant-boy William Martin had a series of adventures exploring the Illawarra coastline. Alongside entries from Flinders’ own journal, Christine Hill’s series of paintings and sketches illustrate the story of Bass and Flinders’ journey in Tom Thumb II tells of three young men having the time of their lives in a strange land, and brings to life the famous story of Tom Thumb II for readers of all ages.

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Christine HillThe Journey of Tom Thumb II 

From the back cover:

In one short week exploring the coast south of Botany Bay, Matthew Flinders, George Bass and their servant-boy William Martin had a series of adventures. Setting out to locate a river Henry Hacking had described, they sailed too fast and too far south; their boat was dumped by the surf on the beach at Towradgi; at Lake Illawarra’s entrance they cut hair and trimmed the beards of the friendly indigeneous people, but ended up  eeing in fear of their lives when a group of men jumped into the boat; a summer storm nearly wrecked their tiny vessel beneath the cliffs of the Royal National Park before they found shelter at Wattamolla Cove . . . and
when they  nally ‘discovered’ the Hacking River they were surrounded by sharks!

Christine Hill’s series of paintings and sketches illustrating the story of Bass and Flinders’ journey tells of three young men having the time of their lives in a strange land, and brings to life the famous story of Tom  Thumb II for readers of all ages. She is a founding member and Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists, with a special interest in wooden boats, and knows the locations well —the details are beautifully captured and the images skillfully interwoven with Flinder’s own journal entries.

Adults and children alike will enjoy this lively new version of the much-loved Australian tale of courage and adventure from the early
colonial days of New South Wales.

32 pages, including 11 colour images and numerous black and white.

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