So Ends This Day

#C-8295
Williams, Captain Sir John

ISBN/ISSN: 095936711X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 226
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Globe Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Globe Press in 1986, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s exploits in the salvage industry.  The book devotes three chapters to the salvage of gold bars from the “RMS Niagara” during World War II.  The author led this successful effort.

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Sailormen’s Ghosts

#C-7920
Uren, Malcolm

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Zeewijk, Zuytdorp, Gilt Dragon
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 253
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robertson & Mullens Limited, Melbourne, Australia (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. At least 5 subsequent editions were published by Robertson & Mullens in hardback with a dust jacket: Second Edition – 1940, Third Edition – 1941; Fourth Edition – 1941, Fifth Edition – 1944 and Sixth Edition – 1945 (each edition is stated). A paperback edition was published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia (1980).
Description: This book is about shipwrecks in the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. Included are the stories of the “Batavia”, the “Zeewijk”, the “Zuytdorp” and the “Gilt Dragon”. The book was written before any of the wrecks were located.

The Gilt Dragon Incident

#C-7870
Turner, Harry (James H.)

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Gilt Dragon
Comments: Dust jacket names author as Harry Turner, but the title page names author as James H. Turner; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 235
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Paterson Broeknsha Pty. Ltd., Perth, Australia (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
The book was reprinted in paperback in 2005 by Harry Riobay Publishing.
Comments: This book, written prior to the discovery of the “Gilt Dragon” wreck, tells the history of the wrecked treasure ship and speculates on the disappearance of the 68 survivors.

Spoils from the Sea

#C-7590
Taylor, James

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, Johnno Johnstone
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 240
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Australia – stated) was published by the Australasian Publishing Company, Sydney, Australia (1949), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition (First Published in England – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1950), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells about the life and adventures of diver Johnno Johnstone, who is best known for his successful salvage of eight tons of gold in 438 feet of water from the Royal Mail Ship, “Niagara”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

In Australia Treasure is Not for the Finder

#C-6650
Robinson, Allan

ISBN/ISSN: 0959495703
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Tryall
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 11.25″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the author, Perth, Australia (1980), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is about the author’s experiences in salvaging shipwrecks in Western Australian waters, frustrated by ineffectual legislation. The original amendment to the Western Australia Museum’s Act afforded no protection to shipwrecks found by an intrepid diver. Because the author was denied ownership rights, the way was opened for pilferers and looters to remove valuable artifacts from such wrecks. Includes the “Batavia”, “Tryall”, “Zuytdorp” and “Gilt Dragon”, among others.

Carpet of Silver – The Wreck of the Zuytdorp

#C-6330
Playford, Phillip

ISBN/ISSN: 1875560734
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Zuytdorp
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.75″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Australia (1996), both in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback. The paperback edition was reprinted in 1998 by the University of Western Australia Press.
Description: This book is the story of a Dutch ship that sank off Western Australia in 1712 en route from Holland to Jakarta with 250,000 guilders of treasure. The book is a good mix of treasure hunting and archaeology.

Cargo for the Colony – The 1797 Wreck of the Merchant Ship ‘Sydney Cove’

#C-5955
Nash, Michael

ISBN/ISSN: 1875818014
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Sydney Cove
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 118
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Braxus Press, Sydney, Australia (1996), in paperback. A second edition was published by Navarine Publishing, Woden, Australia (2001), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: Wrecked in 1797 while on a journey from Calcutta to Port Jackson, the “Sydney Cove” is the eighth oldest shipwreck site in Australian waters and the first merchant vessel lost after the establishment of the colony of New South Wales. The book tells of the events surrounding the loss of the ship near Preservation Island are documents the wreck’s discovery in 1977 and subsequent excavation. The archaeology of the ship and the cargo are outlined, with many artifacts pictured in the second edition.

Niagara’s Gold

#C-5520
Maynard, Jeff

ISBN/ISSN: 0864177666
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW, Australia (1996), in paperback. The book was reprinted (stated) in 1996.
Description: This book tells of one of the great underwater treasure recoveries of World War II, in which hard hat divers recovered eight tons of gold bullion from a sunken liner in 438 feet of water near New Zealand.

The World’s Richest Wrecks

#C-5385
Marx, Robert F. and Jenifer Marx

ISBN/ISSN: 0981899114
Library of Congress: 2008050976
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 420
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by RAM Books, Dallas, Texas (2009), in paperback.
Description: This book is an expansion of Marx’s previous book, “New World Shipwrecks,” and now includes shipwrecks in Africa, Europe, the Azores and Atlantic islands, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Each geographic area has a brief introduction, and then the author devotes a paragraph to each individual shipwreck.