The Wreck on the Half-Moon Reef

#C-3000
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 0851791085
Library of Congress: 72-129830
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Zeewijk
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 193
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, Australia (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York City (1970)in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia (1975).
Description: This book tells the story of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship, “Zeewijk”, off the coast of Western Australia in 1727, the struggles of the survivors, and the author’s finding of the wreck in 1966. Also, it tells the story of the first ship ever built in Australia…built by the survivors of the wreck.

Treasures of the Deep – The Extraordinary Life and Times of Captain Mike Hatcher

#C-2990
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 07322 58855
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Geldermalsen, Michael Hatcher
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by HarperCollins Publishing Pty. Limited, Sydney, Australia (2000) in paperback. A second printing was also published in 2000.
Description: This book is a biography of Michael Hatcher, who is noted for finding and salvaging the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo) off Malaysia with its cargo of Chinese ceramics. The book includes the story of the search for, and salvage of, the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo) and the “Tek Sing” shipwrecks, as well as several other Asian wrecks with cargoes of Chinese ceramics recovered by Hatcher.

Skin Diving

#C-2985
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 0600073467
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, Gilt Dragon, Johnno Johnstone
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Dee Why West, Australia (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book provides an overview of scuba diving, and includes a chapter on treasure diving. While many treasure wrecks are briefly mentioned, the author spends several pages describing his experiences in salvaging the “Gilt Dragon” and also devotes a page to Johnno Johnstone’s salvage of the “Niagara”.

Sharks and Shipwrecks

#C-2980
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 0701804394
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Gilt Dragon, Niagara, Elingamite, Zuytdorp, Batavia
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10.75″ x 7.75″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Landsdowne Press, Melbourne, Australia (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. This book was reprinted in paperback by the Landsdowne Press later in 1975. The first US edition (not stated) was published by Demeter Press/Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., New York City (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second hardback printing (stated) of the US book in 1975. A Canadian edition was also published in 1975 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., Toronto (hardback with a dust jacket).
Description: This book mixes monsters of the deep with sunken treasure. About half of the book is devoted to sharks, sea snakes, and whales. The other half of the book devotes a chapter to the salvage of each of the following shipwrecks: “Vergulde Draeck” or Gilt Dragon (1656), “Niagara” (1940), “Elingamite” (1902), “Batavia” (1629), and “Zuytdorp” (1712).

Islands of Angry Ghosts

#C-2970
Edwards, Hugh

Library of Congress: 66-22109
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 207
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York City (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (noted) and third printing (noted) of this book were also published in 1966. The first British edition (Reproduced from the US edition – stated) was published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney, Australia, published a paperback edition in 1973, which has been reprinted many times. In 2000, Harper Collins Publishers Pty. Limited, Sydney, Australia, published a revised paperback edition.
Description: This book describes the shipwreck, mutiny and murder of the survivors, and the salvage of the Dutch East India Company ship, “Batavia”, wrecked off Western Australia coast in 1629.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Gods & Little Fishes

#C-2960
Edwards, Hugh

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Zuytdorp
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 238
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Peter Davies, London (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography is the author’s first book and describes his underwater experiences from the early days of skin diving and spear fishing to salvaging wrecks. The book includes a chapter about the author’s salvage efforts on the “Zuytdorp”, which sank in 1712 off the Western Australia coast.

Dead Men’s Silver

#C-2955
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 9780732294502
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Zuytdorp, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zeewijk
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 408
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Australia – stated) was published by HarperCollinsPublishers, Sydney, Australia (2011), in paperback.
Description:
This autobiography primarily recounts the author’s (a newpaper editor) exploits reporting on and salvaging the treasure ships, “Zuytdorp”, “Batavia”, Gilt Dragon (“Vergulde Draeck”), and “Zeewijk” off the coast of Western Australia.  The book also provides the history of these Dutch shipwrecks.  Several other shipwreck adventures are also included.

Australian & New Zealand Shipwrecks & Sea Tragedies

#C-2950
Edwards, Hugh

ISBN/ISSN: 090800110X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Tryall, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Pandora, General Grant, Elingamite
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 10.5″
Pages: 136
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Phillip Mathews, Publishers, Milson’s Point, Australia (1978), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book overviews shipwrecks in Australia and New Zealand from the earliest Dutch losses to the modern day. It includes the “Tryall” (1622), the “Batavia” (1629), the “Vergulde Draeck” or Gilt Dragon (1656), the “Zuytdorp” (1712), the “Zeewijk” (1727), and the “HMS Pandora” (1791) in Australia. In New Zealand, the shipwrecks include the “General Grant” (1866), and the “Elingamite” (1902).