The Floria is one of the few surviving pearling luggers of the far north, a reminder of a long gone, but very important, part of life in tropical Queensland. Built in 1914 it was recovered from the bottom of Cairns Harbour and is being restored by the local Maritime Museum.
A low priced book on a number of interesting knots, including how to replace the coverings on fishing floats, and a number of different ways to cover rails, knife handles, and anything that stays still long enough to cover.
Care has been taken not to repeat the knots already shown in the companion volume KNOTS, Useful and Ornamental, so there is a lot of new material in this book (though, for the benefit of those who only want this one book, there is also a section on the most popular knots).
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By Sydney H. Ray. Edited and illustrated by Ron Edwards. The only available dictionary of Eastern and Western Island languages. Drawn from Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres…