THE LONEY LIST
 
 
 
The Loney List
A Bibliography of Jack Loney's Publications.

 
The character and prominence of Jack Loney is not measured by his extensive knowledge of maritime Australia, nor by the fact that he had written over one hundred publications;  nor because he was on the Historic Shipwrecks Advisory Committee, nor because he was involved in a large number of maritime associations. It is simply because he was - a gentleman, an educator, who gave so much of himself to others. The respect and admiration extended to Jack was due in great part to his willingness  to share his knowledge with others, and to encourage others. He never hoarded his material like some researchers. He always, graciously, gave of his time to help others, often at some considerable financial expense and time. It is for this reason alone that he is known to literally thousands of divers and maritime enthusiasts. Jack has done much to ensure that our national maritime heritage is never forgotten. Through his publications and his personal presentations and time spend with individuals, he has encouraged people to take a greater interest in our past, thus in a sense preserving our history for the future. 

 In his forty years as an author/publisher Jack Loney released over one hundred books and booklets, wrote regularly for newspapers and magazines, and in his latter years expanded his maritime interests into educational tours, radio and television. (It appears, from a notation in one of the booklt, that Jack's first publication was in 1965). He built up a formidable data base of entries based on original research through court and inquiry records, newspapers, shipping records and whatever else he could get his hands on. His aim was not to be a marine historian, but rather an educator, as he indeed was during his formal career; he wanted the information to be made available to anyone, and low cost publications were his aim.

 His colourful views on popular legends like the Mahogany Ship and Benito’s Treasure, his critical examination of the Historic Shipwrecks Act, and his enormous collection of fascinating shipwreck stories from all over Australia attracted widespread interest whenever he spoke at dinner meetings, recreational seminars, and  historical society functions. He was born in 1925 and until his untimely death lived in Portarlington, Victoria with wife Padge, and two children, Peter and Sally. He was a school teacher and principal until his retirement, and became interested in maritime history after preparing several general history booklets for the Otway region of western Victoria.

In 1995, Jack Loney was to be presented with a special award from the State Government of Victoria for his public contribution as a maritime historian, author, and educator. Sadly, he was admitted to hospital a week before the award was to be presented, and soon after passed away. In lieu of this personal award, and in recognition of his work, the Victorian government decreed a perpetual memorial award - called the Jack Loney Memorial Award - for 'outstanding contribution to maritime history' - to be presented to those who have likewise, if not in quantity, at least in spirit, also dedicated a part of their life to extending our maritime knowledge. There have been four recipients of this state award since 1997. 

Jack Loney died in Geelong on 13 February 1995.

My name is Peter Stone - I was a close friend of Jack for two decades, collaborating with him on several publications, and publishing the Lonestone Press books. I admired the man for his dedication and knowledge; I loved the man for his consideration and wonderful nature. 

In 1998 the Victorian government presented me with the inaugural Jack Loney Award. To be associated with Jack Loney in any way was indeed a great honour.
 

Major contributors to this website:
Peter Stone, webmaster: author (some books
with Jack), publisher, book dealer. 
Don Love: maritime historian and author.
Tony Cavanagh. Librarian, Queenscliffe Maritime 
Museum.

HOW MANY JACK LONEY PUBLICATIONS ARE THERE?

It's hard to say! Even his son Peter does not know exactly, but believe it is about 130. It is certainly more than one hundred. By listing these here, perhaps others can add to the list.  I co-authored several books with Jack, and published his 'wrecks on ....' series. I can recall a time when he mentioned that the one hundred book-mark had been reached, but I apologise for the ignorance of not remembering when this was. I would have to guess sometime in the late 1980s. I thought I had all - or at least most - of his books and booklets but only as recently as July 2012, I was introduced to yet another Loney publication by Peter Lendon, at his excellent second-hand bookshop at Yarragon, on the Princes Highway east of Melbourne. (It was The Rambler's Guide to West Coast Shiprecks). 

Jack always said that he wrote for one reason only - to pass on knowledge of our maritime history. And as any maritime historian knows, passing on such knowledge through the social theme of shipwrecks is as valid as any. Jack recognised that the general public were always interested in shipwrecks, and yet there was very little published for general readership back in the sixties. Jack's objective, which he achieved most successfully, was to publish small, affordable booklets that could be purchased in general stores and milkbars and bookshops and tourist offices anywhere long the coast. Jack lived in Victoria, so most of the publications are on Victorian shipwrecks - that is, the Australian state of Victoria. He marketed the publications himelf, travelling the coastline with his family during the school holidays, researching more shipwrecks and maritime stories, and selling his wares. He was not interested in fancy publications on expensive paper - just the facts m'am, nothing but the facts. 

Jack published so many words on thousands of shipwrecks that it was inevitable that over the years there would be some ungracious comment that an error was found here and there. I defend Jack strongly on this, as such criticim is a measure of the critics' misunderstanding of history and rsearch. Jack's research was based on many primary and secondary sources - Courts of Inquiry, Marine Board hearings, police records, shipping records - and newspapers. He understood only too well the dubious voracity of newspaper but who was he to make judgement and deny the journlists words! Jack published what he read and researched. As his files grew, he would frequently find contradictions with earlier research, but as often was the case, he would have already produced a booklet including the fact, now recognised as an error. This was invariably corrected in later publications. As with the writings of any researcher, it is the later publications that have the higher voracity; for this reason it is important to know when a publicatiion was printed. And here I must gently lower Jack down one rung on the pedistal that I unashamedly place him on - not all of his publication have a date; in fact, most don't. This is most unfortunte. But the blame is not entirely Jack's; his publishers should have known better. But therein lies a problem. Jack published most of the work himself, and the usual requirements of a publisher would not have been on his mind. Perhaps his printers could have assisted, but it would not have been the printer's responsibility. Fortunately, the later publications by mainstream publishers did conform to what is expected in all publications, including the ISBN number. 

Jack has certainly given us a challenge to put together all his works. I say 'us' because I am expecting some help on this. The exceptional maritime author and diver Don Love has already contributed, and indeed it was Don who inspired me to make up this list. The thought had been there for some time as the list fits in nicely to the www.classicdivebooks.info and www.australianshipwrecks.info websites that I maintain. Don by the way is just one of many maritime writers and wreck enthusiasts that honour Jack with being the man who most inspired them to learn and develop a passion for our maritime history. More recently (May 2013), the list has been revised and added to with the excellent contribution from Tony Cavanagh, a librarian working with the the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum. Tony has scoured the museum's library for Jack's works, and undertaken further professional research to determine the extend of Jack's contribution to maritime history. 

I will also include here those local histories written by Jack that are not shipwreck specific. All however have some maritime interest. The first listing is of those published by Jack under the imprint Marine History Publications, or earlier. Other titles authored by Jack, with other publishers, are listed separately. 

And a word on 'edition'. Most publishers regard a new 'edition' as being significantly different in some way to a previous printing; additions and corrections may be in order, new photographs, contributions from other writers (as a preface perhaps). A new edition is not simply a reprint with a different jacket image. A reprint is simply that - a reprint - and should be listed as such. Jack and his printers did not always adhere to such principles, and many Loney 'editions' are simply reprints, some with  new covers. Others, on the other hand, have been revised and are genuine editions. 

Jack initilly started a numbered series of Famous Wrecks books, commencing with th tragedy of the Loch Ard. They were numbered as follows:
1. The Loch Ard Disaster.
2. The Mahogany Ship.
3. The Schomberg Incident.
4. Admella.
5. Wreck of the S.S. Casino
6. Wreck of the Fiji
7. Wreck of the Ly-e-Moon
8. Stranding of R.M.S. Australia.

So, to answer the fundamental question, how many publications did Jack produce?.
From the list below:

BOOKLETS and SMALL PUBLICATIIONS: 70   (Total editions/reprints in excess of 111)
SUBSTANTIAL CONTENT BOOKS, HARD ? SOFT COVER 1 + 16 = 17 (Total editions/reprints about 24)
NEPTUNE COAST WATCH SERIES: 3
LONESTONE PRESS PULICATIONS: 4
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS VOLUMES (Six in the series):  5

TOTAL BOOKS RECORDED HERE: 99

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE......

Author and shipwreck historian Don Love has found a small booklet that is not included in the above titles - called Ramblers Guide. This makes the total ninety-nine. That's a average Bradman century! See details in the listing. Initially Don and I only had a photocopy - Don now has an original so we can include it in the count. (As I have ammended above). 

Note that the count is only one for a booklet of several editions, which may have even had a title change.  If we count editions/reprints the total publications comes to in excess of 148 publications. 

There is family anecdotal comment that Jack wrote and/or published about 130 titles. If this is so, we have a way to go to track down those missing, although the number probably includes editions/reprints. In SHIPS AT PORT WELSHPOOL AND OTHER MEMORIES,  ISBN 0 909191 41 7 there is the notation: This is Jack Loney's One Hundredth Title.  Unfortunately, there is no date indicated. 

You will note that within the description of the books that follow, I have included in many the Foreword or other extracts from the book. This is most appropriate as it gives the reader an idea of what the author 'is all about' in writing the book; and it givs a good indication of the book content. The extracts are printed in blue.

What I have not done with this bibliography, so far, is to compare the content of publications. There really is no need to do so as it should be apparent to any reader/researcher that the latter of two titles with similar subject matter would be the more accurate, and perhaps more detailed, as Jack progressed along the time-line of research. Adventures with Shipwrecks morphed into several books, for example. Contrary to this, some publications may be derived from a number of smaller bookets, such as Famous Wrecks being  a compenium of the Schomberg Incident, the Admella, the Loch Ard Disaster etc. In this instance, one may assume that Jack would have corrected any errors or included now known ommissions, but I don't think was always so. Jack did not have the convenience of a computer until the later years, and even then he was never comfortable with them. His basic research material was on cards - and in previous publications. 

JACK' S HOMES

It may be of help in trying to date a publication to know where Jack and his family lived over the years from 1954 to his passing in 1995. Jack's daughter Sally has kindly provided the following details.

1954 - 1971 Apollo Bay
1972-1974 Dimboola (School principal at Dimboola Primary)
1975-1976 Geelong (School principal at Newtown)
1977-1995 Portarlington (Died Feb 13th 1995)

WHATS IN A NAME?
A note on the use of “J.K. Loney” and “Jack Loney”. 
Don’t know whether you have noticed it but any book that I have found with 'Jack Loney' as author was published after1976/77, the time he moved to Portarlington. I think it was 1977 or later as in 1976 he was still in Dimboola (not so sure of that now, see below - but he may have retained his Dimboola printer). Just a thought but it might help with undated titles where Jack Loney is the author – we could tie them down to “1977 or later”. What do you think? (This would make your second “possible” 1st edition for the Mahogany Ship covers a non starter). 
But, and there is often a 'but' with Jack’s stuff, you sometimes have the situation  where the cover says 'Jack' but the title page says 'J.K.' (eg the fifth edition of Wrecks on the Gippsland coast , where the title page clearly says Wrecks along the Gippsland coast, J.K. Loney!!). This is obviously unchanged from earlier editions, again bearing out the contention that many of the so-called editions are merely reprints. And just to complicate things a little further, the claimed publication date is 1976, not the 1977 cut-off I was so confidently claiming. [tc]

As Tony mentions, where Jack and his family lived may also assist in defining an edition or reprint. Jack's daughter Sally kindly provided the following residences.
1954 - 1971 Apollo Bay
1972-1974 Dimboola (principal at Dimboola Primary)
1975-1976 Geelong (principal at Newtown)
1977-1995 Portarlington 

Jack died 13 February 1995, in Geelong.

ACCESS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ON JACK AND HIS BOOKS.

Needless to say, Google is the first stop to find more on Jack and his books, but, as it is often the case with Google, you can be overwhelmed with more information than you need. One of the main obstacles is the entry data required. The subject name ‘Jack Loney’ is obvious but two obstacles are of concern: there are several Jack Loneys in the world;  also, Jack often wrote as J.K.Loney, and Jack Kenneth Loney. Just putting in ‘Loney’ will only cause frustration. Once ‘in’ Google, you will appear to have every bookshop in Australia listed which has a Loney book for sale - you may want this but to go through each one if you are looking for a purchase if frustrating. I therefore bypass Google and go straight to www.booksandcollectibles.com.au  It’s an Australian company and is well representative of Australian on-line bookshops. 

If you want more specific library details, perhaps with a view to borrowing, you cannot do better than go to the National Library’s website. They have a feature called Trove, which I presume is short for treasure trove for that is what it is. Link to books and then enter in Jack Loney (for example) in the search facility.  See http://trove.nla.gov.au/book/
You will now have a listing of Jack’s books in all the editions that the library is aware of, and have available. The Trove webpage will also provide where to borrow, that is, which libraries hold copies. Try entering ‘J.K.Loney’ after you have done a ‘Jack Loney’ search. Your results will be (as of writing this August 2012): jack loney 192 reference hits; j.k.loney 58 hits; jack kenneth loney 133 hits; j.loney gives 265 hits with 50% relevance. Entering just ‘loney’ give 541 mainly irrelevant hits. For a combination of authors, such as jack and a co-author, use the advanced search and enter the two surnames whereby ‘all names are used’.

Books here are listed in alphabetic order within the following sections: 

THE 'BOOKLET' AND SMALL PUBLICATIONS
A STRANGE ONE....
SOFT AND HARDCOVER BOOKS OF SUBSTANTIAL SIZE
NEPTUNE'S COAST WATCH SERIES
LONESTONE PRESS IMPRINT
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS SERIES
SOME BOOKLETS ASSOCIATED WITH JACK LONEY 

LIST OF LONEY PUBLICATIONS BY DATE

Click on an image to enlarge.



 
THE 'BOOKLET' AND SMALL PUBLICATIONS

All books/booklets are 'softcover' with card cover and saddle-stiched, ie stapled through the folded spine - unless indicated otherwise. Some may be perfect bound - that is, they are glued at the spine, sometimes also sewn, and have a 'square-back' look. That is the prefered method once you get over say sixty-four pages, as stapling large books is difficult - and they look ugly and awkward to read.  All books/booklets in the Marine History Publications listing are in portrait format of approximately 140 x 210 mm. Photographs and prints are in mono unless otherwise indicated. 'Previous publications' are sometimes listed to assist in dating the publication.


 
ADMELLA
J.K. Loney. 
Published by J.K.Loney, North Geelong, Vic. 1975. . Printed by Ken Jenkin, Geelong. 
Number 4 in the series.  ISBN  0 909244 0 9X. 

Small booklet of 20 pages, mono photographs rather poorly reproduced. Index, map, several appendices; printed in blue ink, which makes the photogrphs mono blue.Four chapters: The Ship,  The Wreck, The Rescue, The Epilogue. Lists passengers and crew, and rescuers.
From the Foreword:
More than a century after her tragic loss on Carpenter's Rocks, the S.S. Admella continues to fascinate adventurers, divers, historians and tourists. For almost a week she lay helpless about two kilometres off-shore while steamers sent to her rescue and people on the shore watched helplessly as passengers and crew dropped one by one to their deaths in the angry sea. Hourly, telegrams were flashed all over the colonies; business in Melbourne and Adelaide was brought almost to a standstill, while each morning a hurried count revealed a dwindling group of survivors on the battered wreck. When at last rescue attempts from both land and sea brought to safety a few caricatures of once-proud human beings, a surge of relief swept the continent. Money was plentiful and a fund launched for the survivors and rescuers received support without parallel in Australia up to that time. Some treasure from the Admella still awaits salvage, so perhaps one day when the seas abate briefly over the cruel fangs of the Carpenters, the final act in the drama may unfold.


ADVENTURES WITH SHIPWRECKS
An account of wrecks in the Apollo Bay Area. 
Jack Loney. 
Published by the author, no date. Herald Print Colac.
Small saddle stitched booklet, 8vo; pp. (20); 6 full-page illustrations, mono prints. 
Covers seven vessels. One of the early publications by the author covering Eric the Red, W.B.Godfrey, Speculant, Woolamai, Casino, City of Rayville, Black Witch. Includes 'how to get there' instructions to view the wrecksite. 
This could well be Jack's first shipwreck booklet. See the entry for Wrecks Around Cape Otway whuch includes a note to this effect. 
[ps]

 



Probably first edition..

Maybe second edition.

Later edition.
AN ERA AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS 1830 - 1900. 
Jack Loney. Self-published, no date. ISBN 0 959985 36 0. 
Published by J.K.Loney. Dimboola, Vic. 1973.
Card illustrated wrappers, 38 pages, map, 8 plates ; 21 cm. 
A small booklet with mono prints, mainly covering the pilot and lifeboat services out of Queenscliff. It is one of the few booklets published by Marine History Publications that has an index: indeed, there is a general index, a captain index, a 'persons' index, and a ship index. 
The edition illustrated top left, possibly the first, has heavy card wrappers, poor quality paper but reasonable quality pictures in plates on matte paper. It has 38 pages unlike the undated one which has 36. Changes from the undated one include an Appendix C (At the Heads today) and extra Pilot vessels in Appendix A (from1901 to 1955). Note also that the cover does not have the date “1830-1900” leading me to believe it might be the first edition of 1973 (Loney dates his acknowledgements “May 1973 in this copy). It is a Marine History Publication but with no mention of Dimboola. [tc]
Of the last edition shown: The paper quality is better than most other booklets, with a slight gloss, making the photograph a bit easier on the eye. Appendix A: Vessels employed by the pilot service. Appendix B: First Shipping Incidents at Port Phillip. There is also a list of pilots with an index to their reference in the booklet.   [ps],[dl],[tc]

From the Acknowledgment: This small work is not intended as a detailed examination of early conditions, but rather as a record of some of the interesting stories and sidelights associated with Port Phillip Heads.
The author has drawn on diaries of P. Holden, accounts of R. Holden, notes of J. McGrath and D.O.D.'s fascinating "Early Memories of Queenscliff" for additional basic material and romance of last century. Percy Holden who was Customs Officer at Geelong for many years represented the authorities at wrecks in the vicinity of The Heads. During his lifetime he also compiled numerous records of all aspects of early shipping in Victorian waters. His son Roy has been actively interested in Geelong and district history for most of his life, and is well known for his splendid collection of pictures and cuttings dealing with almost every aspect of Geelong's early years. J. McGrath was employed as a boatman at Queenscliff in the years when open whale boats were rowed out through Port Phillip Heads to put pilots aboard incoming vessels. D.O.D. (Charles Dod), was born at Queenscliff in 1854 and spent his youth in the district. In 1924 he wrote a series of articles on Queenscliff for the Geelong Advertiser, and these were later published as the book, "Early Memories of Queenscliff". 
From the Foreword: White man's knowledge of Port Phillip Heads opened on 1st February, 1802, when Lieutenant Bowen, in charge of a boat from the Lady Nelson, examined the entrance, prior to Lieutenant Murray's visit a fortnight later. They were closely followed by Flinders on 26th April, and then in 1803, Lieutenant Collins founded a convict settlement about eight miles east of The Heads. And yet, their knowledge of the area must have been relatively superficial compared with that of William Buckley, the escaped convict, who roamed the coastline for the next thirty-two years before walking into the camp of John Batman at Indented Head. Since the arrival of the first ships the entrance to Port Phillip Bay has been recognised as one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the Southern Hemisphere.
A reef running from Point Lonsdale to Point Nepean, believed to have been at one time a natural wall which enclosed the bay restricted the entrance to less than a mile in width and thirty-five feet in depth. On the inner side of the wall or reef there is a fall of more than 200 feet. When the ebb tide is running out at about six knots, and the enormous quantity of water banked against the reef meets a gale from the south-west, The Rip as it it known becomes a veritable whirlpool. No two seas alike. Mountains high they are just as likely to be backing over the bow as running over the stern, and early mariners breathed a sigh of relief when safely through. Yet, the dangers were often underestimated, shown by the high toll of shipwrecks. These conditions placed a tremendous responsibility upon the pilots and their assistants. In this modern age, the passage of ships through The Rip continues to fascinate the thousands of people who flock annually to several vantage points on the western shores of the entrance. But now, let us turn the clock back more than one hundred years.


APOLLO BAY
Tourist Guide

BEN BOYD'S SHIPS
Jack Loney
Neptune Press, Geelong, Victoria, 1985. 
ISBN  0 909244 31 6 : 
Illustrated, limp wrappers; 24 pp including index, b?w plates.
NLA lists: Published by Marine History, Portalington, Vic.  1991? ISBN 0 909191 46 8 (prepublication) 


1982 Third Edition.

EARLY SHIPPING IN THE PORT OF GEELONG
R. Holden and J. Loney.  (Later, just Jack Loney listed).
Geelong. 1969. 

First edition; edition limited to five hundred numbered copies signed by the authors. No date but probably 1969 - see Trove details below. 

Second edition, 1969, published by the authors, Apollo Bay, Victoria;  limited also to 500 numbered copies. Pictorial soft cover, size: 12mo - up to 7 ?" tall - Duodecimo. . Seventy-six pages, with 1 map, plus 12 pages with 26 b/w photos. 206 x 142 mm. Preface by authors; appendices and index. 
The text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white photographs and illustrations. At the beginning of the text there is a small map showing the Port of Geelong. Photographic covers, showing "Yarra Street Wharf" in the 19th century, against a yellow coloured background and ochre colour titles to the front panel. A small book about the workings and early shipping of the Port of Geelong in the 19th century.

Third edition 1982. 
Author listed on cover as Jack Loney.
Card cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall,  62 p., [13] p. of plates. ISBN 0 909244 25 1.

Note: Roy Holden was an local amateur historian with a wealth of knowledge and research notes and was most co-operative toward Jack. The Trove website at the National Libray has four listings for the book. 

(1)  1969. Authors Holden and Loney. 75 pages. No date, no edition, presume first edition.
(2)  1900 (clarly incorrect). Authors Holden and Loney. 75 pages. No date, no edition.
(3)  1969. Authors Holden and Loney. 75 pages. No date but listed as second edition.

(4)  1982. Author J.K. Loney (no mention of Holden). 62 pages. ISBN 0909244251. Listed as third edition


KING ISLAND : TOURIST AND HISTORICAL GUIDE
Jack Loney.
Published by Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Vic.1990. 
ISBN  909191 25 : 
32 p. : ill., maps ; bibliography. 

King Island tourist and historical guide, 2nd ed, according to the (Deakin) library record, published around 1990, Marine History. [tc]

 



First edition. [ps]
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LADY BAY WARRNAMBOOL - A GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS
J.K.Loney. 
Marine History  Publications, Ken Jenkin printer. ISBN 0 909244 10 3. 
First printed at Apollo Bay in 1968 as Warrnambool the Graveyard of Ships - Wrecks and Strandings in and Around Lady Bay. A small booklet of only 20 pages, mono prints. 

1975; 2nd edition.  [ps]

No idea what date, edition.
2nd edition published by J.K.Loney, Apollo Bay, Vic. 1975. 20p,  illustrations.

3rd edition, published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic. 1982. 

Part of the Foreword: Bass Strait, rich in whales and seals, provided an exciting, dangerous life for men eager to reap a rich harvest, and most bays and inlets provided shelter and watering facilities for many years prior to the first settlements. Lieutenant Grant surveyed the coast in 1800 but he missed Lady Bay, and it was left to Baudin, French explorer and scientist, to record a few days before Flinders' arrival. Early references are vague but one report states that three sealers visited the Hopkins River mouth in 1836 when their small boat was capsized and one occupant drowned. When the Children was lost in 1839, the survivors brought home glowing reports of the area, and prior to 1844 the schooner Osprey, later lost at Lome, is supposed to have visited to load cattle. The name Lady Bay is mentioned by the Geelong Advertiser in December, 1842, when referring to the loss of the Truganini. In 1844, Captain Gay sailed into the inlet, soon to be known officially as Lady Bay, and by 1847 the first organised settlement commenced. A prosperous sea trade developed between Northern Tasmania, Port Phillip and the west coast ports with up to 50 small craft at anchor in Lady Bay, although the anchorage afforded little protection in a southerly gale. Most shipping casualties occurred among small schooners, brigs and similar craft, but several large vessels were stranded before the ill-fated breakwater, commenced in 1886, was completed. The construction of the railway to Melbourne early in 1890 hastened the disappearance of the coastal traders, although the steamers, first introduced in 1853, continued to operate well after the turn of the century.

LORNE, Souvenier of
Tourist and Fishing Guide
No date, no edition but probably 1st and only. 
Copyright by J.K. Loney, who was also the publisher, Apollo Bay; printed by Jenkins, Geelong. 
I’m guessing but I would think about 1969.  [tc]

NOT ENOUGH GRASS TO FEED A SINGLE BULLOCK
Rod Charles and Jack Loney
First edition: ? Self Published. Victoria 1989. Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
First published as: A History of Tarwin Lower 1798-1974. Tarwin Lower, Vic. 
Tarwin Lower School Committee 1971-1973, 1974. 
2nd edition published by R.Charles, Manifold Heights, Victoria.  c1989. ISBN 0 731653 75 0.: 

Softcover, card wrappers, 134 pages : ill., map, ports, bibliography, size 24 cm. 


NOTES ON THE OTWAY
JG.F. Stydenham. (Annotations by Jack Loney)
Published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic. 1987. 
1st Edition, 1987.  ISBN  0 909191 36 0. 
Soft cover, black and white illustrations, 36 pages: ill., facsims., maps, ports.; 24 cm. [image tc]
 
Edition? [dl-image]

OLD DAYS AND WAYS.
Along the South Coast. Tales from the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts.
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications, Portarlington. 1992.  1st Ed. ISBN 0909191 48 4 
Pictorial stiff board wrapper; 4to; pp. 78; 2 pages of colour plates, profusely illustrated with 57 b/w illustrations, index, stiff illustrated wrapper.
The book is larger than the usual Loney booklet.
Stories and incidents between Queenscliff and Warrnambool. 
Note: London Bridge, shown on cover photo, was once connected to the mainland; collapsed in 1990.

OTWAY 1919-1969
J.K.Loney
A Marine History Publication.
No date but Foreword is dated October 1969, so I guess 1969 is as good a year as any. 
It has 52 pages and some illustrations, published by Loney, Apollo Bay.  [tc]

OTWAY AND ITS COAST IN RETROSPECT
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Vic.  ISBN 0 909244 34 0. 
No date (copyright 1989). 
Stiff illustrated wrapper.Sm. 4to; pp. 93, (3); numerous illustrations.


First edition, 1971
OTWAY MEMORIES
J.K. Loney
A Marine History Publication. 
 
First edition: Published Apollo Bay,Vic., (by Jack Loney) 1971. 
Card illustrated wrappers, 53p. : illus. ; 21cm. 
NLA lists 53 p., [15] p. of plates : ill., maps as endpapers, ports. ; 21 cm

Second Edition (blue bottom, left), 
published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic.  1979. 
ISBN 0909191158 
Card illustrated wrapprs 8vo; pp. 43; b/w. illustrations, appendix.12p. of plates ; 20cm.



[ps]
OZONE - THE WRECK AT INDENTED HEAD
J.K.Loney
No publisher, no date. But published by the author.
When I ourchased a copy of this booklt many years ago, by ,mail, I though I was well and truly fleeced when I opened it up. There were no pages in it. Some miserable sod had ripped the pages out, and an even more miserable bookdealer had sold it to me. Then I had a closer look. There were no staple holes in the spine of the card wrapper (cover). And the text tartd on the inside of the front cover, and continued on to the inside of the back cover. So that was it - the world's smallest book - well, in terms of page content anyway. I was both amused and aghast as I had paid quite a few dollars for it. Just as well it is rare as I have never seen it offered since. The outside back cover by the way is a map of Corio Bay showning where th old paddle-steamer came to end her days, just east of Portarlington in Port Phillip, and just south--east of the entrance to Corio Bay. 
Jack's objective was always to pass on his knowlewdge an as the rmains of the vessel and its two huge paddle wheels were clearly visible just metres offshore (a favourite swimming and jumping spot for kids), it obviously aroused great interest from tourit. Hence the booklet. Objective achieved. The once famous excursion steamer was scuttled by the way, over the remains of the old sailing vessel Dominion, to form a breakwater. Now that objective was not achieved. 
So, we have a bookelt of pictoril card warppers, size 205 x 140 mm, and 0 pages.

PETERBOROUGH, PORT CAMPBELL, PRINCETOWN
Jack Loney

[ps]
Geelong. c. 1970. Marine History Publications. 1st Ed. 22 PP with 1 map ? 4 pages with 3 b/w illust. ? 4 colour photos. Loosely inserted article The Day the Bridge Fell Down (1990).
Pictorial soft cover. 20.2 x 13.7. Tourist, historical and fishing guide to this part of the West coast of Victoria. Includes just  page and a half of shipwrecks, specifically the Schomberg, Young Australia, Loch Ard, Newfield, Falls of Halladale; Antares.

It is difficult to know whih of these is the earlier, maybe first, edition.

Note previous publications as listed in the blue cover text edition: Shipwrecks Along the Great Ocean Road; The Loch Ard Disaster; Otway Memories.

NLA lists one edition as published by J.K.Loney, Dimboola. Card wrapper, 22 pages : illus. (part col.), map, tables. ; 22 cm. ISBN 0959985344 (Probably first edition). 

Another edition lited by NLA as published by Marine History Publication, Geelong, Vic. 198-?. 
Card wrapper, 22 p. : ill. (part col.), map ; 20 cm. 

PIONEERING DAYS
J.K.Loney.
Published by J.K. Loney, North Geelong, Vic. 1974. Ken Jenkin Print - Mercer St, Geelong. 
ISBN 0 909244 07 3
Card illustrated wrappers, 8vo,  54 pages. : ill. ; 21 cm; 20 b/w illustrations, index
A collection of short articles prepared by the author, during his years at Apollo Bay (1954-1971). 
Second edition: published by Marine History (publications), Geelong, Vic, 1979? 
Card, 42 pages., [12] pages. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. 
[tc-image, Deakin]

PORT FAIRY - Tourist, Historical and Fishing Guide.
J.K.Loney
Published by author, Geelong. c. 1985.   ISBN 0 909244 26 X
1st Edition. 
Pictorial soft cover; 24 pages with 2 maps, 2 plans and 26 b/w illustrations. 
Maps of Port Fairy. Inside back cover: Plan of Port Fairy.  21 x 14.8. 

QUEENSCLIFF, POINT LONSDALE : TOURIST AND HISTORICAL GUIDE
Jack Loney. 
Published Marine History Publications, 
Geelong, Vic.1979. ISBN   0 909191 07 7
Card wrappers, 21p., 12p. of plates : ill., map.
[tc-image]


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RAMBLER'S GUIDE TO WEST COAST SHIPWRECKS
Jack Loney.
No date.
Portrait 165 x 210 mm. Twelve pages plus cover; all same stock, about 100 gsm. 
Covers the major wrecks from Torquay west to Warrnambool, and how to get to their locations. 
If I did not know better I would have said that the copy I have is a photocopy but the opened-up sheets are not A4. On the other hand, this is exactly the way Jack may have produced the book. It certainly is a poorly produced publication, with very poor photograph reproduction. Maybe it was a short run. 
Previous publications (listed in the guide):  Wrecks Along Great Ocean Road, Wreck on Victoria's South West Coast, Wrecks in Lady Bay Warrnambool, Famous Wrecks, The Mahogany Ship, Australia's Shipwreck Coast, Mysteries of the Bass Strait Triangle, The Great Ocean Road (tourist), Port Fairy (tourist). [ps]
Update: My copy (the white one) is indeed a photocopy. Author/collectror Don Love has tracked down and obtained an original - the yellow covered booklet. Althought not indicated as such within the booklet, it was printed by the (Victorian) Council of Adult Education  in the early 1990s, probably before Jack died in 1995, and used as a give-away when Jack conducted his tours for the CAE. It was also probably used after he passed away, as the copy that Don found included a separatre small insert with a photo of Jack and a brief obituary. The obituary indicated thaat Jack 'died last year' so the insert note was created in 1996, and we can assume that the booklet was still in use. Link here for the obituary note. [ps] 

SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST
J K Loney
Published Portarlington, Victoria. 

See Below - WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST


SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS AT PORT ALBERT
Jack Loney. 
Published by Marine History Publications, Geelong.1985.
ISBN 0 909191 32 8. 
Note: National Library of Australia notes: "The first edition of this book comprises 60 signed hard bound copies and 1000 paperback copies"
Softcover, hidden side-stapled after perfect bound glueing, 108 pages, mono prints. 
Covers the discovery and settlement of the Port, and the south Gippsland region of Victoria; the sailing ships and steamers that used the port, and the shipwrecks. Although this publication is more than 'booklet' it is included here as it fits in ith the regional maritime and shipwreck guides that formed the majority of Jack's prolific work.
From Acknowledgments: This small book stemmed from interest created when I addressed the Annual Dinner of the Yarram ? District Historical Society in 1981, and observed the enthusiastic efforts of a small group of people with a common interest unselfishly sharing their knowledge and resources-Much of the research was undertaken at the Port Albert Maritime Museum and I am grateful for the help and courtesy extended by the Society President, John Irving. I also wish to thank members for their encouragement and the Museum Committee for allowing me free access to photographs, charts and reference material. Jane Lennon, who shares an interest in Wilsons Promontory, Corner Inlet and Port Albert, has generously allowed me to profit from the fruits of her meticulous research, and Warren Curry has kindly provided information and given permission for the reproduction of his painting of the wreck of the P.S. Thistle. Turning over old shipping records has yielded an array of facts and figures relating to pioneer seamen and their ships in the days of rough conditions and meager rewards. By necessity I have placed on record a selection of statistical details, conscious of that which remains to be told by future historians, dependent on those who precede them for memories of a period in our maritime heritage which has now almost faded into the forgotten past; but I have also included stories and reminiscences for those readers interested in the happenings of the early years. The book does not attempt to present a definitive maritime history, but if it brings to wider notice some of the story of Port Albert in the days of sail, is of value to future researchers of maritime history, and appeals sufficiently to a broad spectrum of visitors and others interested in the sea, creating further reading and investigation, I will be well satisfied.
From the Foreword: Port Albert, originally named Palmerston after the British statesman and Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, was renamed in 1841 to honour Queen Victoria's Prince Consort. It has a seafaring tradition stretching back almost 150 years and prospered first as a port for the shipment of sheep, cattle and wool to Tasmania, New South Wales, New Zealand and also Melbourne; then it was a port of disembarkation for those heading for Sale and the hinterland, also becoming a stop-over point for Victorian and Tasmanian miners hastening to the rich goldfields of Walhalla and Omeo.
After the construction of the Great Southern Railway from Dandenong to Port Albert, and the development of a permanent entrance to the Gippsland Lakes, its importance waned, but today it is popular with fishermen, boat owners and tourists who appreciate its quiet beauty, charm and historic maritime atmosphere.  [ps]


No edition, no date. [ps]
SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS AT PORTARLINGTON
Jack Loney.
A Marine History Publication,Portarlington, Victioria. Ken Jenkin printer, Geelong. ISBN  0909191 02 6
First edition 1977.
Of 20 pages on heavy semi-gloss stok of about 120 gsm. Mono photograph, no index. Size 200 x 140 mm.
The back cover blurb states: This booklet is the first in a series the author is preparing on marine hitory around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula since returning recently to th Geelong area. (Jack moved to Portarlington, from Dimboola I think it was.)
Portarlington is on Port Phillip at the eastern end of Corio Bay. Scores of ships have been lost along the
coast off Port Geelong, Victoria over the past two hundred years - 'Alert'; 'Atheletic'; 'Despatch' 'Secret' are just a few.
 
 

 



No date, no edition but first, 
and only . [ps]
SHIPS AT PORT WELSHPOOL AND OTHER MEMORIES
Jack Loney.
Published by J.Loney at Portarlington, Vic. 1990. 
Only one printing. ISBN 0 909191 41 7
On the title page is the printed notation: This is Jack Loney's One Hundredth Title. 
Usual card cover, 32 pages. 
(My copy is signed: 'Stono, I hope you see fit to keep thi histoic milstone.' Jack never took himself too seriously - and he always called me Stono. I called him Jack, but Lono would have been appropriate. We did collborate in the establishment of  a publishing inprint called Lonstone Print.)
Thirty-two pages, uul mono photogrph. An alphabetic lis ting of 'ship's mentioned' with further physical detail assits the reader, but is not indexed. 
Port Welshpool is a rather nondescript port in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, on the Lewis Channel which run off Coner Inlet, east of Wilsons Promontory. It was once the port for the cross-channel passenger catmran to Tasmania but that too hs long gone, as hs the extenive fishing industry. It is  convnient departure point for pleasure boats to the east side o Wilsons Promontory. Nearby is th industril ite o Barry Beach hich services the offshore rig. It is a place tht is gladly by-passed by tourist, but it as onc a thriving port and hs a very long histoi ooden jtty, now controversilly in direpair - of course.The booklet start with the early establishment of Port Weslhpool and then goes into a chronological section on the few ships lost here - understandably few as Port Welshpool is well protected. The first vessel lost appears to be the Margaret Russell, probably a small ketch, in 1860. We end with the explosive destruction of the rig tender Western Spruce in 1969, which killed three men and injured twenty. The shore tramway is well mentioned, as is mining on Wilsons Promontory. 
It is small booklets like this that help tremendously to keep alive the history of small ports.

From the book: The entrance to Port Welshpool between Wilsons Promontory and Snake Island is one and a half nautical miles although shoals reduce this to about one nautical mile. Hazards to shipping entering and leaving Corner Inlet were created by treacherous offshore islets, rocks, reefs, hidden sandbars, and the low islets guarding the inlet, difficult to see at night or in thick weather. 
From the outside back cover: The early history of corner inlet was linked with a supposed pirate treasure cache deep in the Strzelecki Ranges, the activities of early sealers and whalers, and the passage of convicts escaping across Bass Strait from Van Diemens land. Since early exploration and settlement,  the inlet has also maintained its importance as a sailor's  haven  from the rough seas and weather of Bass Strait. Once the channels and sandbanks were charted the safety and convenience of Port Welshpool won it an important role as South Gippsland's major port for sail traders and small steamers from the mid 1850's to the turn of the century. Later, the port faced difficult times, but the development of the off shore oil rigs in Bass Strait, the establishment of a base for charter flights to nearby Flinders Island, and the fast ferry service across the strait to northern Tasmania have ushered in a more successful era for the entire district.[The ‘fast ferry service’ has come to a standstill with a commercial decision not to continue its service.]



1967. 1st edition. [ps]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SHIPWRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD 
Wrecks Around Cape Otway from Warrnambool to Barwon Heads
J. K. Loney
First published 1967, by author, at Apollo Bay. Soft cover, stapled card, 8vo - over  21 x 14 cm tall.(4), 110, (2) PP with one location map and 41 mono illustrations.  Covers shipwrecks on the Victorian coast, from Point Lonsdale to Portland.  No ISBN. Author's note, foreword by author and index. The text is illustrated with numerous photographs - with a green wash, and black-and-white line drawings and one map detailing wrecks and strandings of ships. Photographic front cover, with black titles. A detailing of ships lost and stranded along one of Victoria's most amazing roads - the Great Ocean Road. This is the first edition of the (Wrecks) Along the Great Ocean Road series. . 

NOTE: Soon after the first edition of Shipwrecks Along the Great Ocean Road was released, a reprint saw the name changed to Wrecks Along the Great Ocean Road. 
It changed back to Shipwrecks Along the Great Ocean Road with the tenth (and last) edition in 1993. 

WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD (See various editions below)
Shipwrecks on the Victorian west coast from Point Lonsdale to Portland. Published by Marine History Publications,  Portarlington, Victoria 3223. Has drawn on previous works by the author: Wrecks Around Cape Otway, Shipwrecks Along the Great Ocean Road, and Wreck’s on Victoria’s South West Coast. Although the actual Great Ocean Road hugs the coast from Lorne to Warrnambool, the book really covers western Victoria, with 382 wreck listings from Point Lonsdale at Port Phillip Heads through to Portland and Cape Bridgewater. Future editions may well have been called Wrecks Along the Shipwreck Coast, for this is the more recent  ‘tourist name’ given to this magnificent yet somewhat treacherous stretch of coastline.  The format of the publication is unusual in that six separate chapters are devoted to the rig of the vessel (ie ship, barques, schooners etc), with a chronological listing of the ship’s loss within each chapter. This does make research on a particular vessel awkward, but an index of all vessels assists. It is the interesting that author abandoned this format for later publications, and opted for the more convenient straight chronological listing irrespective of rig. Text for some of the more ‘famous’ wrecks is quite substantial, covering several pages. later editions also included are a ‘visitor’s guide’ giving precise locations of some of the major vessels, and  ‘notes for skindivers’, giving some indication of the state of the vessel. Eleven appendices. Softcover, about 140 pages (various with editions), mono photographs of poor quality; index of Ships, Persons, and General. 
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Second edition (?). 
Copyright date 1967: probably published 1968. [dl]
Note: This 1967 (1968?)  'edition' is sometimes referred to as the First Edition as it was the first of the WRECKS Along the Great Ocean Road. 

There is confusion concerning early editions of Wrecks along the Great Ocean Road; there appear to be two versions, one with "Along the Great Ocean Road" in black or dark blue and one with this subtitle in red (as shown below.) On comparing them, I think that the "red writing" one is a possible 3rd ed (has extra pictures at the beginning and end and some pictures have a green wash. The "black writing" is possibly the 2nd ed, but of course neither has a date or edition, although the author's note has 1967 for both (I assume this was left unchanged form the original edition.) Doesn't make our task any easier.  [tc]

 

WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Third Edition. Date?
See note above.

 

WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
4th edition (?)
Date 1973
Illustrated card, stapled.
119 pages.

See details below for what is apparently a hardcover edition of this edition of the book.

[dl]

WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
5th edition (?) 
Date published 1975.
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
6th Edition (?) 
Date published 1976
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
7th Edition. Date published 1979
ISBN: 0 959985 38 7. ISBN/EAN: 9780959985382.
Perfect bound;  112 pages. Size: 8vo - up to 9 ?" tall - Octavo.
Acknowledgements, foreword by author, ten appendices, index of ships, index of places and index of persons The text is illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and the occasional black and white illustrations. Photographic front cover, showing a portion of the Great Ocean Road with blue titles to the front panel and back strip.  An updated version of the book first published in 1967 dealing with the shipwrecks along the Great Ocean Road. 
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
8th edition 'of the 1967 original'. Date 1983.
Marine History Publications,Portarlington.
Pict. soft cover. Size 22 x 15cm; 138 pages with 4 location maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. (2 maps). Shipwrecks on the Victorian coast, from Point Lonsdale to Portland. 
Note: The cover does not look right. I suggest this is earlier than 1983.
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
1988. 9th edition 'of the 1967 original'.
Date published 1988.
Marine History Publications,Portarlington. 
Pict. soft cover. Size  22 x 15 cm; 138 pages with 4 location maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. (2 maps). Shipwrecks on the Victorian coast, from Point Lonsdale to Portland. 
SHIPWRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
1993. Tenth Edition. Date publisahed 1993. 
8vo; pp. 144; 22 b/w plate illustrations, 14 in text illustrations,
maps, appendices, stiff perfect bound illustrated wrapper.
It would appear that the 10th edition was the last printed.
Preface to the Tenth Edition: This book first appeared in 1967 under the title of "Wrecks Around Cape Otway" and now with sales exceeding 50,000 it has become my best selling shipwreck book.
The task of correcting and updating it over the past 25 years has been an interesting challenge and I thank my diving friends, fellow historians and interested readers who drew my attention to errors and provided additional information. Some faint memories of those days when ships were lost are still to be found up and down the Great Ocean Road. A gravestone on some lonely headland, a few rotting jetty piles in a quiet little inlet, or faded photographs and mouldering relics in local museums - these still survive from that period of our history which is so near to our own times and yet in many ways so infinitely remote.
This is the 'odd-man-out' as it is hardcover and dated as published 1973. It may have been privately bound, or maybe Jack prepared a few hardcover versions for friends or special sales. 
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Marine History Publications, Portarlington. 119 pages, (6 index) PP, plus 4 location
maps and 16 pages with 4 colour and 20 b/w photos. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and
spine. Size  20.8 x 14.5 cm. Shipwrecks on the Victorian coast, from Point Lonsdale to Portland. 
(See blue cover, left). I think this is rather rare. 


SHIPWRECKS AROUND CAPE OTWAY
Shipwrecks and Strandings from Port Campbell to Anglesea.
J.K. Loney
Published by J. K. Loney, Apollo Bay, Victoria, c. 1967. 
Pictorial, limp card wrappers; 56 pp, b?w photographic plates, map.
Note: This is the title, with details, of a book offered for sale on the internet. I believe it is incorrectly listed. It should be Wrecks Around Cape Otway - see below.

SHIPWRECKS ON KANGAROO ISLAND
Jack Loney.
No date.
Board cover is laminated. Hand-written page number 1 to 13, but actually sixteen pages; one map, several photographs poorly reproduced. Note on outside back cover: Specially prepred by the author for partiipants in the Council of Adult Education Tour to Kangaroo Island and not for general sale. No date. 
Covers the major wrecks, briefly, between 1847 (the cutter William) to the Nola Too lost in 1978, and list several others to 1986. Major lighthouses are mentioned. 
[ps]

SOME OVERSEAS SHIPPING ARRIVALS - IN MELBOURNE AND GEELONG 1856 - 1860.
Jack Loney
Marine History, Portarlington, Victoria, 1991. 
Pictorial limp wrappers; 56 pp, b?w illustrations.
ISBN  0 909191 47 6
[tc]

STRANDING OF R.M.S. AUSTRALIA
No. 8 in the Famous Wrecks series.
Jack Loney.

TALES FROM THE SURF COAST, SHIPWRECK COAST AND THEIR HINTERLANDS
Jack LoneyPublished by Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Vic. 1994. 
ISBN  0 909191 52 2 
Softcover, 175 p. : ill., maps.
[dl]


No editiuon, no date.  [ps]
THE CLIPPER LIGHTNING IN GEELONG 1862 - 1869
Jack Loney.
Published by J.Loney, Portarlington, Vic. 1987.  ISBN 0 909244 32 4
Softcover, saddle-stiched as usual, slightly larger than most of the Loney booklets, at 150 x 210mm, portrait. Several historic photographs, maps and deck pln of the ship. 
Quality is also better than a gloss card cover of bout 140gsm, and gloss art paper of about 120 gsm.
Twnety-four numbered pages. Photograph reproduction is acceptable, an improvement on the earlier matt-stock reproductions. Covers the history of the vessel and its loss through fire in 1869, at Geelong. Contemporary salvage work is covered, as is more recent recreational scuba diving on what little remains of the vessel, with recovery of artifacts. As an appendix, the Lightning's pssage tiomes are recorded - she lived up to her name; and her five Masters from 1854 tro Captain Henry Jones, her last in 1869. Abnother appendix provides further details on the other ships mentioned in the booklet. Of particulr personal interest is a photograph of Geelong diver Terry Arnott who 'rescud' the ship's bell of the Lightning  from a Victorian country town in 1989. By then Terry was a maritime archaeologist who went on to head the Maritime Archaeology unit of the South Australian government in Adelaide. Sadly he passed away on 27 January 2007. Terry and Jack had great respect for each other. 


First edition, no date.

No date.

Possibly 1974.
THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOURIST AND HISTORICAL GUIDE
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publication. Ken Jenkin Print, Geelong.
ISBN 0 949583 43 X. No date.

No edition, no date.

No edition, no date.  [ps]

First edition, no date. 8vo; 18 pages, 8 b/w. plates, 1 map.Possibly 1969, published by J.Loney, Apollo Bay, Vic.

One edition indicated as 23p. : ill., map ; 19 cm, published by the author, Apollo Bay, 1969? . 
Another edition as 18 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm. published by J.Loney, Geelong, Vic. 1974?.  [NLA]
And yet another edition published by J.Loney, Portarlington, Vic. 1977. 
18 pages. : illus. ; 20cm. 
 

'Second edition': 8vo; 38 unconventionlly numbered pages with eight unpagenated mono photographic sheets; mono  plates, 1 map, no index. Only half a page on shipwrecks. Contains local history stories and tourit information and attractions. 
Comment on 'possibly 1974' pink cover left:
Great Ocean road (title as on title page, Deakin library record suggests date is ?1974. This one has 18 pages. They also have the very early brown green cover with no publisher and no date and 24 pages. They suggest ?1969 which probably makes it close to the 1st edition. [tc]

Orange cover, left: possibly after 1977. [tc]

A section from the Foreword: Although the Ocean Road officially commences near the Bay of Islands west of Peterborough there are several points of interest before it is reached. Childer's Cove is noted for its colourful and spectacular coastal scenery, and also as the scene of the wreck of the barque "Children" in 1839. More breathtaking views are seen from Bold Projection and the Bay of Islands.
Most of the Ocean Road is sealed and wide, while all points of interest are clearly signposted and have good all-weather access roads. In the year 1800 Lieutenant Grant, in the "Lady Nelson", sighted and named several prominent landmarks around the Otway coast, but apart from William Buckley, who is believed to have wandered around the coast from Point Lonsdale to Cape Patten, the first white men to tread these shores were the sealers and whalers, including the Hentys, from settlements in the west. By 1846 most of the coastline was surveyed, and when it was decided to erect a warning light for shipping on Cape Otway, Governor La Trobe travelled around the coast on foot to inspect the site. Later, as settlements were established around the southwest coast, numerous rough tracks and coach roads were formed, but prior to the First World War little was done to link them tosether to form one main connecting road.


No edition listed, no date. [ps]
THE HISTORIC BARWON
Jack Loney. Published 
Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic. 1988. ISBN 0 909191 37 9
ISBN 0 731671 42 2 (corrected) [NLA, Trove records - does not seem right?]
36 pages, several maps, several photographs.
A local history of the region west of the Barwon River (itself west of Port Phillip entrnce), toward and including the Otway Ranges.
Forty years ago the well known Geelong historian Roy Holden published the booklet 'Shipwrecks at Barwon Heads and the Historical Barwon' motivated by a realization of its historic value, and a desire to interest residents along its banks and visitors to this unique area.The reception accorded the first edition encouraged him to produce a second, describing the district in more detail. Both editions have been out of print for more than twenty five years, although Roy Holden and co-author Jack Loney produced the 'South Coast Story,' a combination of Barwon Heads and river sidelights and stories in the early seventies. In 'The Historic Barwon' Jack Loney has updated previous editions, concentrating on the river and its immediate environs. Detailed information on the numerous shipwrecks at Barwon Heads, described in earlier editions of this book may be found in his publication, 'Wrecks Along the Great Ocean Road. 


1970 First edition. [ps]
 
 

 

THE LOCH ARD DISASTER
Jack Loney.
First published  around 1970. Size 194 x 138 mm. ISBN 095998531 X
Wrecked on Mutton Bird Island near Port Campbell on 1st June, 1878. The western entrance to Bass Strait is a graveyard of ships, but of all that were lost there, none is so well known as the 'Loch Ard'. The story of her wreck has passed into Australian folklore and legend, partly because of its dramatic incidents and partly because of it was a sign of the end of an era of sail. 
 
Another Loch Ard disaster (I call this one the “pink” one.) It has 50 pages, no date or edition and is published by Loney, Apollo Bay, printer Jenkin. Deakin (University Library) has it ?1970 which may well be right. [tc]

Could this be a second edition - or more correctly, a second printing of the first edition? [ps]

Third edition. Same ISBN as above, published by Jack Loney, Dimboolah (so probably 1972-1974), 47 p., 16 p of plates plus b x w pictures in text and on endpapers, pictorial soft cover, index (also has list of Loney publications in print). NOTE: Even though the Foreword is dated December 1970, I assume that this has simply been carried over from the 1st ed. It would seem from this information that the 1st edition was probably printed in 1971.[tc]
6th edition; 1975, published Portarlington. c. 
44 pages with 1 map ? 6 b/w illustrations, plus 12 pages with 1 map ? 22 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. 
. 8th Edition. ISBN 095998531 X, Marine History Publication but no date, same dimensions as above, 43 p., 8 p of plates, pictorial soft cover. [tc]

8th edition; no date. Includes Glossary, Books to Read, Primary References.[ps]

Purple cover, in red at bottom of front cover: No. 1 In the Series of Famous Wrecks. Eighth edition on title page.

No date, no edition known.
. 1993 (Tenth edition). Marine History Publications.ISBN 0 9599853 1 X. A small book of 80 pages, mono photographs, maps and drawings. Nine chapters, ten appendices. Covers the tragic Loch Line, the ship and her voyage, her wrecking, the two survivors tom Pierce and Eva Carmichael, salvage, and present day diving and visitors guide. Tenth edition includes raising of an anchor from the Loch Ard site in 1978, for the centenary commemorations. Tenth edition designed and set by Peter Stone, Oceans Enterprises, and printed by Australian Print Group of Maryborough. It is a better produced publication thn those that preceed it. 

From the Foreword: Early one cold June morning more than 100 years ago, the iron clipper Loch Ard met her doom on Mutton Bird Island near Port Campbell. She left an Irish girl and a young ship's apprentice as the only survivors; a shipwreck which gave its name to the Loch Ard Gorge, today, a focal point for tourists and divers on the rugged Victorian west coast. After lying undisturbed for more than 80 years, the remains of the vessel were re-discovered, but unfortunately, the development of the aqualung made the wreck accessible to many people. Some of these were no more than underwater vandals, and their use of explosives to retrieve artefacts caused irreparable damage to the ship and its contents. Interest in the ship and its artefacts remains high. Many similar tragedies have long since been forgotten but at least three books on the disaster have appeared since 1953, and the lost ship is constantly referred to in tourist promotions, radio and television.For maritime enthusiasts, and lovers of nostalgia, the Loch Ard remains the ultimate, with a continuous flood of letters and questions concerning the ship and its passengers further heightening the mystique surrounding the wreck. In this tenth edition, the text, except for updating supplements, and minor corrections, remains unaltered, but the inclusion of more illustrations should add color to this brief portrait.
 



Possibly First edition, 1975.

Also possible first edition 1975. 
THE MAHOGANY SHIP
Jack Loney.
First Edition, no date, published by author, Dimboola, Victoria. ISBN (Card No) 0909244030
Size 8vo; pp. 14; 3 full pages plates, 3 pages maps, index, illustrated stiff stapled wrappers
ISBN as above, published by J.K. Loney, Dimboola, 16 p, with 6 p of plates and 1 map., with Index. (Back cover has list of Loney publications). Preface is dated January 1974. [tc]
There have been digs by the Monash University Archaeologial Society, the Sea Scouts, private fossikers and some ith good finncil backing; from Dick Smith for example. The Victorian government even offered a $200,000 reward for the finding of the ship, supposedly buried in the sands near Warrnambool. Is there such a vessel, or if it was simply the extended imaginations of many writers over the years. Jack Lony as never one to hold back on a debate and he waded in gloriously but I cannot remember if he was a believer or not. There is little doubt that 'something' sparked the talk of a ship on the sands, later to be 'in' the sands. ps]
From the Preface of the 7th edition: The story that a Spanish ship lies buried in the sand between Warrnambool and Port Fairy has inspired many speculative newspaper articles, columns of correspondence and lectures before Historical and Geographical Societies. Is this "galleon" popularly known as the Mahogany Ship in fact a wrecked or abandoned whaling punt or perhaps the figment of some romantic's imagination? 

Another Mahogany ship, this one has “No 2 in the Series of Famous Wrecks” on the front cover, while the preface has January 1974. It was published by Loney, Dimboola, is a 2nd ed so date of publication is probably 1974.

The Mahogany Ship, 5th edition, 
published by Marine History, author Jack Loney, not J.K. Loney (see note at end re the use of Jack and J.K.). No date, but my list indicates 1982. [tc]
(Cover actually has a green tinge).

Sixth edition. 1985. ISBN (Card No) 0909244030, published by Neptune Press, 19 p,, 2 main maps and 4 p of plates, with index and an Appendix of “Recent Searches for the Mahogany Ship” not found in the other edition. [tc] 
.
Seventh edition, 1998. Seventh edition, 1998.Gloss card cover, 24 pages, mono photographs, maps, index. National Library of Australia card No. 0 909244 03 0[ps]

THE OTWAY
Jack Loney. 
Published by J.Loney, Portarlington, Victoria.1979.  ISBN 0909244219 : 
Contents: Book 1. Twelve decades. Book 2. Otway memories. Book 3. Pioneering days. 
Softcover, 50,43,42p., [42]p. of plates;  map. 
Note: The three sections have also been printed as individual booklets. [tc-image,far left]
 
Another version.
New edition?
TC comment - The Otway looked like a rush job. I am pretty certain that it is around 1979 but there is no preamble or title page, just the cover and then you start straight in the text of the first of the three previous publications that make it up. No explanation or anything. 
[tc]

THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY. SHIPS OF THE R.A.N. LOST, 1914-1974. 
Jack Loney
Marine History Publication, no date. 1980?  ISBN 0 909191 11 5
Small card covers, sadle-stiched, illustrated, 20x14.5cm,35 pages.
Details on the nineteen loses of RAN ships from WW1 to 1974. 


Stated First Edition. [ps]

2nd edition.  [tc]
THE SCHOMBERG INCIDENT
Jack Loney. Number 3 in the Series of Famous Wrecks. 
Published by the author, Dimboola, Victoria. No date, circa 1970s. 
Small booklet, 24 pages, mono prints, glossary, index. Text stock little better than newspaper however photographs are on  heavier, gloss paper. Appendix A: Details of the Schomberg. Appendix B: President-day condition of the wreck. Appendix C: Very brief bios of James VBaines and Donald McKay. Appendix D: List of passengers. Appendix E: Summary of charge brought ginst Captain Forbes. Appendix F: Bravery Awards. Appendix G: Argus (newspaper) editorial.

Second edition. Marine History Publication, undated, 24 p, 2 pictures and 2 maps (compared with 6 pictures and 2 maps in 1st) and small addition on the route of the Schomberg (p 19).  [tc]

From the Foreword: On a calm evening in December, 1855, the giant wooden clipper Schomberg, on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne, slid gently on to a reef east of Curdie's Inlet on the Victorian west coast and eventually became a total wreck. There was no loss of life. Insignificant enough perhaps . . . yet, the destruction of this splendid vessel shook one of the most reputable shipping lines to its very foundations, destroyed the reputation and career of a great captain of the clipper era and was also responsible for the eventual formation of an organisation to investigate the growing toll of wrecks around the coast of the infant colony known as Victoria. I have called this wreck The Schomberg Incident.



[ps]
THE SEA WAR IN BASS STRAIT
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Vic.   1993.    ISBN 0 909191 51 4 (pbk.) 
Softcover, illustrated boards, perfect bound. Size 218 x 153mm.
Seventy-nine pages, mono photograph, maps, index, bibliography, appendix of further ship details. 
(I think the 'Introduction' and the 'Foreword' are headed the wrong way).
Covers the two world wars, considering losses attributed to both German and Japanese mines and submarines. 
After a brief Introduction (which I think should be the Forword) covering the Chinese in Bass Strait (I have no idea why?), the Foreword introduces us to the subject matter with a brief background on Bass Strait and the 'war' of the early sealers and settlers; and a brief mention of the American Confederate raider Shenandoah which deserves, and has, a book of it own (but not by Jack). We really start with the war in 1914 and the SS Pfalz, a German warship captured at Port Phillip Heads on 22 Augut 1914 while attempting to escape into Bass Strait. This incient occasioned the first shot fired in any theatr of war in World War 1, and came from a gun at Fort Nepean. We have in this chapter the raids by the German master Karl Nerger and his steamship raider Wolf, and her destruction of several ships in Bass Strait, the Cumbrland being one. The following chaptr, headed 1940, concrns the German minesweepers Pinguin and Passat, which resulted in the loss of the Cambridge, and the City of Rayville. An old frind of the family, Count Felix von Luckner gets a well deserved mention with his German raider Seeadler - which incidentally did not enter Bass Strait. Well, not that we know. [He came to Melbourne in 1938 and was trated like royalty by the government and of course the German community. My grandfather Hans Christen was responsible for the banquet in hour of von Luckner, held at the Hotel Alexander.] A section under Notes, on the Japanese Submarines, one of which sank the steamship Iron Crown in Bass Strait. 


First edition, 1985.
THE SEAHORSE INN
Jack Loney.
 

Second edition, 1986. [ps]
Marine History Publications. ISBN 0 909191 35 2.
No dates, no editions indicated, however can deduce first edition 1985 ith colour cover. Acknowledgements in the second edition is dated November 1986; printed with mono cover. 
Twenty-four un-numbered pages. Stock seems to be slightly better quality than most early booklets, with a slight gloss whih imprives photographic reproduction lightly, althoughmny old photograph hve high contrast. Rather surpriingly the text here is unacceptbly smll at about 9 pt Times Roman - rather uncharacteritic of Jack's other booklet which are of 10 to 12 point Roman and is thus easier to read. 
This booklet tells the stoy of a remarkabl mn, Ben Boyd who aimed to be th wealthiest mn in Australi, by means of lnd holding and ship. He had many schemes and ambitious pland and built a extraordinary settlement at Twofold Bay - the Seahore Inn is the major building that remains.  His ships included (his first) the magnificent yacht Wanderer - and a frigate, and  brig ... and a steamer. Boyd achieved some success in his life' ambitions but not totally. The booklet is, as the title suggsts, about the Seahore Inn building, no doubt produced for the rady markt of tourist visitors. For more on Ben Boyd, see Ben Boyd's Ships, above.


First edition, c 1969.
THE SOUTH COAST STORY
Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff.
J.K.Loney and Roy Holden.
Geelong, Ken Jenkin Printer.
First Edition c 1969.
8vo; pp. 48; 10 illustrations, 1 double-page sketch map, 4 appendices, 8 b/w photos.
Index; illustrated stiff stapled wrapper.
 
Another edition perhaps: 
Published by J.K. Loney, Dimboola, Vic.1972?. ISBN 0 959985 39 5 : 
Card illustrated wrappers, 45p. : ill., maps ; 21cm. 
(tc-image,left)


1970  [dl]
 

 

TWELVE DECADES - A Short History of Apollo Bay, 1850-1969
J.K.Loney and E.W. Morris
Marine History Publications, Geelong. 

First edition 1970. 8vo, pp. 64; 1 map, 45 illustrations, appendices, list of men
who died in both wars, decorations, index; original illustrated stapled stiff wrappers.
NLA list as 62 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 21 cm. 

Second edition, 1979.
Pictorial soft cover. (1), 51 PP, plus 20 pages with 32 b/w photos. Size 20.2 x 14.4 cm.

Third edition: published by Apollo Bay ?? District Historical Soc., 2000. 
Card, 51 p., 10 p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm. 
 


1979

1979 reprint  [tc]
I think that the first and second edition covers were the same.


No date, no edition. 
Possibly 1975. [ps]
VICTIMS OF THE CORSAIR ROCK
Jack Loney
Publisher by J.Loney, Portarlington, Victoria 1977 ? (NLA).
Ken Jenkin printer.  ISBN 0 909244 19 7
Gloss card cover, 12 pages on heavy stock approx 120 gsm plus eight pgs of mono photographs on gloss stock. Size 21.0 x 13.5 cm.
The notorious rock lies just west of Cape nepean at the entrnce tio Port Phillip and has claimed several lrg hips as well as smaller sailing vessels. Some sand virtally immediately, in situ, whilt others managed to drift into the bay and sink. The first casualty listed is the 260 ton barque William Salthouse who hit the rock mnaged to stay afloat long enough to drift into the bay where she was abandoned. She is now a populr recreational scuba dive, although protectd by the (Victorian government) Historic Shipwreck Act. The last vessel listed is the 3124 ton Beltana which struck the rock in 1963; she made it to Melbourne under hew own steam but on inspection was deemed unrpirable and thus a total loss. The two most fnmous vessels lost on the rock are the huge P. ? O. liner Australia, which struck fast and was abandoned in 1904. In 1949 the 3322 ton steamer Time did th same thing. She was still viible above water in 1959 when film producer Stanley Kubrick wantd to shoot a scene of the heads for the classic film 'On the Beach'. From  ditnce the Time looked as though she was calmly at anchor. Kubrick wanted a more barren scene, so exploives were used to turn the wreck - into a wreck. The last of her visible remins diappeared in 1960 after a violent storm. 
From the Foreword: In 1853, after several vessels had been lost on uncharted rocks near Point Nepean, the pilot vessels began an organised search for hidden dangers. Finally, in October, the pilot vessel Corsair, commanded by Captain Taylor, located the major rock, which was then named Corsair after her. Lying about a kilometre west of Point Nepean and with less than four metres of water over it at low tide, the rock has destroyed seven large vessels, damaged many others and has also exacted a toll from fishing and pleasure craft. Although it earned its evil reputation when the worst disasters occurred many years ago, it continues to instil a healthy respect and wide berth from those using the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Present-day divers keen to explore the remains of wrecks lying scattered around the rock must exercise great care, as a strong current surges through the rip. This current has effectively removed most remains of the wooden ships lost, but parts of the Australia and Time may still be located. However, don't be too optimistic about recovering items of value. Most have long since gone.

VICTORIA'S WEST COAST STEAMERS
J.K. Loney
Published Geelong, by author. ISBN 0 909244 16 2
First Edition 1975.
Pictorial card, 28 pages plus 12 pages with 1 map ? 22 b/w photos, appendix, index.  Size 202 x 14omm. 
Covers the run between Melbourne, Portland, Port Fairy, Warrnambool. This short work describes many of the ships, personalities and events linked in a record of service to those who lived in the Western District, particularly the residents of Apollo Bay, Port Fairy and Warrnambool. 

WARRNAMBOOL THE GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS - WRECKS AND STRANDINGS IN AND AROUND LADY BAY. 
See LADY BAY WARRNAMBOOL A Graveyard of Ships.
[ps]

WRECK AND RESCUE AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS
Jack Loney.
Published by The Queenscliffe Lifeboat Preservation Society, Victoria, 1989. ISBN 0 7316 5898 1. Produced by Tony Geeves and Associates, and printed by The Book Printer, Maryborough, Victoria. Small booklet, 130 x 200 mm, card cover, perfect bound, 50 numbered pages, mono prints, bibliography, gazette, no index. Here the publishers have competntly included all the generally accepted text for a publicatioon, including a copyright notice, and a date of publication. Jack was apparently commisioned to write this short history of the Queencliffe Lifeboat volunteer service and their vessels which he has done admirably. Knowing Jack, it was probably  love job and all proceeds went to the publishers, ie the dedicated society. I understand that one of the lifeboat, the Queenscliffe, has been expertly restored and is on disply the Queensliffe Maritime Centre. (I think the four lifeboats, from 1856 to the commissioning of the fourth in 1926 were all called Queencliffe.)
Note: The NLA lists as the full title THE QUEENSCLIFFE LIFEBOAT WRECK AND RESCUE AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS.
From the book: The entrance to Port Phillip, Victoria, offers special hazards to shipping, with reefs, contrary currents and tidal flows which have caused the loss of many ships, especially in the days of sail. In addition to those vessels driven on to reefs and beaches there have been dismastings, collisions, fires and vessels overwhelmed by huge seas. From the gold rushes of the 1850's until 1976 a unique group of people crewed the lifeboat at Port Phillip Heads without thought for themselves or what they might gain. This short history by Jack Loney, one of Australia's most popular maritime writers, chronicles the highs and lows of the volunteer service, the crews and the boats to which they entrusted their own lives and the safety of others. [ps]


No date, no edition. 
Possibly 1975.  [ps]
WRECK OF THE FIJI
J.K.Loney.
Published by J.K. Loney, North Geelong, Vic. 1975. Ken Jenkin printer. ISBN 0 909244 15 4
Number 6 in the Famour Wreck series.
Card illustrated wrappers, 16 p., [8] p. of plates : map ; 21 cm. 
Small booklet of just sixteen pages, text printed in red. Eight additional pages for mono black and white photographs on slightly gloss stock;appendix, index.
The wreck lies about forty kilometres west of Cape Otway on a rather trecherous and inaccesible coastline.
From the Forword: Time has dealt harshly with the weather-beaten headstone on the cliffs high above Wreck Beach, marking the final resting place of sailors lost at the wreck of the barque Fiji in 1891.
It was here that two young men sacrificed their lives in battles against the sea and a third narrowly escaped disaster in a triumph over the elements to bring help to his fellow seamen. With the passage of the years, the wreck of the Fiji has faded into history and little evidence remains to recall those acts of heroism and the hectic hours spent in the abortive rescue attempt. The rescuers, eye witnesses and members of the crew are all gone now, leaving us only a few faded photographs, columns in the press and sketchy notes to help recount with reasonable accuracy the story of the wreck.

.
WRECK OF THE LY-EE-MOON
Jack Loney. Marine History Publication. 

The 'yellow printing'. [tc]

White edition c 1976.
Ken Jenkin Printer (Geelong).
Twenty-four un-numbered pages; map, fourteen prints and photographs. ISBN 0 909244 23 5. First published 1979? (National Library)
Built as a three-master (sic, should read masted) schooner-rigged paddle steamer of 1001 tons, was used originlly in the China trade. From 1863 to 1872 flew the Japanese flagf as the Taihei maru. All nineteen sterage passengers lost when wrecked off Greencape, southern New South Wales near the Victoian border, in 1886. Twenty-one of twnety five saloon passengers lost, and all crew save ten, from forty-one. Captain Webber was lost; Henry Adams, twelv-year old boy, saved as was the Rev. W.Poole of Brisbane who no doubt said a quiet thankyou to God after being rescued. [ps]

Note: National Library Trove records indicates first edition 1979?, ie they are not sure. That puts doubt on 1976 edition.

Revised edition, published Eden, N.S.W., Eden Killer Whale Museum, 2009. ISBN 9780957790 16 2 

The pink cover edition looks cruder than the others and may be the fist edition, but again, date unknown. It is Marine History Publication (Ken Jenkin Printer) ISBN 0- 909244-23-5, just 20 pages. 

Tony Cavanagh writes: I was intrigued with the different colour covers you showed and this one is slightly different, background is a very pale yellow, which doesn’t show up much in the photo (I've enhanced it a bit). It seems to be identical to your edition ? 1976, so is probably not another edition or anything. I wondered if Jack wasn’t too concerned with colour variations of the stock, ie a print run of say 500 could have different colour covers? I certainly hope not as it might make our job impossible.  [tc]

PS comment: It is quite conceivable that the preinter Ken Jenkins simply used a different cover colour at whim - maybe whatever was on the printer at the time - to run-off more otherwise identical copies of the same edition. This would isolate the 'pink cover edition' because it has a different type font to the others - and couild well indictae that it was a first, or earlier, edition. 



Possibly 1975.
WRECK OF THE S.S.CASINO
J.K.Loney
ISBN 0 909244 14 6
Published by J.K.Loney, North Geelong, Vic.; Ken Jenkin printer.
Twenty pages, mono (green ink) photogrphs and text, with 1 map, plus 8 pages with 15 b/w illustrations; index. Size 20.8 x 13.8 cm.
Number 5 in the Famous Wreck series.
Wrecked on 6th August, 1859, on a passage from Port Adelaide to Melbourne. 
First edition 1975. 
Possibly second edition: Published by J.K.Loney, Apollo Bay, Vic. 1976. NNLA lists as 'Illustrated Edition'. Card illustrated wrappers, 18 pages, illus. ; 21cm. 
From the Foreword: In 1882 the most famous steamer to operate on the Victorian West Coast arrived in Australian waters. She was the S.S. Casino, which had been built in Scotland for the Newcastle and Hunter River Steam Navigation Company of New South Wales. She called at Warrnambool for coal and while at anchor in Lady Bay, was inspected by the directors of the Belfast and Koroit Steam Navigation Company and subsequently purchased by them. Local papers described the Casino as being ideal for the West Coast trade. Her saloon, located in the hurricane deck amidships, was well forward of all machinery and oil smells, being lofty and roomy compared with similar vessels. She had a long top-gallant forecastle under which the forecastle passengers were accommodated and she was well fitted throughout.
There was saloon accommodation for thirty-five, the fore-cabin held twenty-five and she carried 300 tons of cargo on a draught of 10 feet at 10 knots. Modern equipment included a steam revolving crane and two steam winches. For almost half a century the Casino provided cheap transport for primary producers of the Western District and plans were in preparation for the celebration of the jubilee of the ship and her company. These were to include complete furbishing and refurnishing of the ship, and much of this refitting had been completed when she set out on what was to be her last voyage.
From the outside back cover blurb: Since the publication of his first book in 1965, works by Jack Loney have sold more than 110,000 copies throughout Australia and overseas. "Wrecks Along the Great Ocean Road", first released in 1967 and now in its seventh edition is probably the best known of the thirty-two titles he has so far contributed on marine and local history, but other well known books inchide "Victorian Shipwrecks", ''Wrecks on the Gippsland Coast", "Wrecks on South Australia's South Coast", "Wrecks on the N.S.W. South Coast" and "Tall Ships and Sailormen."


First published 1991.
WRECK OF THE SHIP ERIC THE RED
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Victoria. 
First published 1991. ISBN 0 909191 43 3
Fifty-eight pages, mono photographs and print, maps.
No index. Seven appendices. Includes extensive newspaper reports, captains reports and government reports. 

From Jack's foreword: I first trod the coastline around Cape Otway as a lad in the early 1930's, but my real romance with the environment and the memories of the American ship Eric the Red blossomed in 1953 when I became a regular visitor to the rocks and beaches between Cape Otway and Blanket Bay. In those years wreckage from the ship littered the beaches, rocks and rock pools, while great beams from her lay half buried in the sandhills well above high water mark; and several anchors were visible in the rock gutters at low tide. Now, sadly, all these relics have disappeared, souvenired by visitors, used for shed or house construction, or taken away for display by well meaning but conservation ignorant individuals and organizations. Most likely, most remains have now rusted away or crumbled to dust. Those who have pored over old newspapers and photostats, or struggled through eye destroying microfilm in search of Eric's story will realize some of the difficulties encountered by those seeking history in the fine print and unbroken newspaper columns of more than a century ago.
The story of the loss of the fine ship Eric the Red has held my interest for many years but not enough time could be found to give to its production. The gesture of Mr Bob Davis of the Apollo Bay Historical Society in passing on to me the fruits of his researches has now encouraged me to proceed. On this occasion I have decided to use material directly from the Melbourne Argus of the period to present the story of the wreck, and have supplemented this with a variety of stories from many sources.   [ps]



 
 
 
 
 

 

WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST
J.K. Loney
Published by author, Geelong. 
 

Note: 
cover has a green tinge.
WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
First edition 1968.??? [See below for conclusion - but first, the 'mystery':]

This particular booklet (immediate left) indicates fifth edition 1976, on the title page.  It is in the library of the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.  [tc]

I cannot see that it is a fifth edition. It is unlikely that the cover design for the fifth edition below would be redesigned. Considering its primitive design and the over-emphasis on the work 'wrecks' compared to the locality, I would suggest that this is indeed the first edition, and possibly one of the very first booklets on wrecks produced by Jack Loney. I would stick my neck out and suggest that any indication that it is a fifth edition is a misprint. Why would they change the design from the 4th and 5th editions. Could it be that someone decided to reprint the first edition at around the time of the 'other' fifth edition in 1976. It is a mystery. [ps]

TC adds: The biggest nuisance is the supposed 5th edition with the green cover of Wrecks on the Gippsland coast. As you can see from one of the pictures, it has a green cover and the title page (which is what libraries use to determine the correct name of a book) has "Shipwrecks--" and says 5th ed. I am inclined to agree with you that it is almost certainly an old cover (note also that the cover author is J.K. Loney whereas the "true" 5th ed has "Jack Loney") so perhaps our friend Ken Jenkin found some of the earlier covers and used them. Either way, it simply adds to the confusion.  [tc]

Mystery solved. 
Contributor Don Love has managed to find a copy of the book as shown here which is of a greeny-blue cover - and inside is a handwritten note signed by the author: 'Apollo Bay Consolidated School Library. Jack Loney, 1968'. It appears that Jack has donated the book to the school - his school where he was teaching till 1971. See notation

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WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
Second edition,. rev. and enl. with special supplement on Twofold Bay.
Published Geelong, Vic. : 1968  Card wrappers, 98 p. : ill.,maps ; 21 cm. 
NLA lists as complete title: Wrecks on the Gippsland coast : a survey of major incidents from Point Nepean to Cape Howe, and nearer islands of Bass Strait; including Westernport, Anderson's Inlet, Waratah Bay, Kent Group, Corner Inlet, Port Albert, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Marlo, Sydenham Inlet, Mallacoota and Gabo Island. NLA list as published Apollo Bay;105 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 

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, WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
Third edition. Published by J. K. Loney, Apollo Bay, Vic.  1971. 
Card wrappers, 109 pages. 
.
Several coloured covers, all third edition. Note change of font on green cover. [tc]
WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST
4th edition.1973.  Published by Author. Pictorial soft cover; 83, (3) PP with Appendices, Indexes ? 1 map, plus 16 pages with 32 bw illust. Size 203 x 138 mm.
WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
5th edition. 1976. Marine History Publications. Pictorial soft cover;  83, (4) PP with Appendices, Indexes ? 1 map, plus 20 pages with 41 bw illust. Size 203 x 134 mm.
WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
6th edition. Date? Published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic. 198-?. 
86p., [20]p. of plates : ill., map. 

The blue cover shows no edition nor date but acould either be another printing of the fifth edition, or a new sixth edition.
 

WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST
7th edition. 1985.  Marine History Publications
Pictorial soft cover; 82, (10) PP, with Appendices, Indexes ? 1 map, plus 20 pages with 37 b/w illust. Size 203 x 145mm. ISBN  0 909244 27 8 
WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST
8th Edition. 1994. 
Pictorial boards, perfect bound, 126 pages, mono photograph of rather poor quality; indxes: people, places, ships, general.x. Appendi A: Strandings, collissions. Appendix B: Heaviest loss of life. Appendic C: Summary of wrecks in the Kent Group. Appendix D: Historic Shipwrecks. Appendix E: Lifeboats, lighthouses, rocket crews. [ps]

The true definition of the Gippsland coast is debateable, but generally regarded as being the south-eastern region of Victoria, from Western port through to Cape Howe and the New South Wales border, but for this publication, the author has included 510 wrecks from Point Nepean at Port Phillip Heads, through to Cape Howe, ie eastern Victoria. The body of the book is a chronological listing of the loss of vessels, irrespective of rig or size, although the author points out that small trading vessels are included, but not all fishing boats and pleasure craft. The text per vessel lost is generally dependent on the size and ‘importance’ of the vessel, and ranges from a superficial few lines to a maximum of one page. It is interesting to note that in terms of tonnage lost, the eastern Victorian coast pales into near insignificance compared to that of ‘the shipwreck coast’, ie the western Victorian coastline as documented by the author in Wrecks Along the Great Oceans Road. 

Reface to Eighth edition:
Wrecks Along the Gippsland Coast evolved in 1968 following an encouraging response to my earlier book Wrecks Along the Great Ocean Road. On two occasions I decided to discontinue reprinting, but the response from divers, historians and interested readers encouraged me to expand the book through several more editions before reaching what I then considered its final presentation in 1988. Now, with the return of three of my earlier books, all considerably updated; Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast, Wrecks on the Queensland Coast and Wrecks on the South Australian Coast, through the initiative of Oceans Enterprises of Yarram, Victoria, I am again presenting a revised and enlarged version of Wrecks Along the Gippsland Coast. Most of the research work from the previous volumes has been retained although some of the institutions which assisted me have now More recently, while updating shipwreck information I have talked with or read notes compiled by Ian Lewis, Geoff Nayler, Wayne Caldow and Geoff Hewitt. The Victorian Archaeological Survey and the Maritime Archaeology Association of Victoria have also assisted.


WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
See above: SHIPWRECKS Along the Great Ocean Road.


Title page indicates.
FIRST EDITION.
WRECKS ALONG THE MURRAY
J.K. Loney. 

Title page indicates 
FIRST EDITION; cover 
indicates Second Edition. [ps]
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Victoria, 1974.
[NLA lists as published Domboola]
ISBN 0 909244 01 4. 
Introduction by author dated January 1974. No doubt this is the first edition, as the 'second efition' is only a reprint. 
A survey of major incidents on the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Darling Rivers.
2nd edition published by Maritime History Publications, Geelong. 1976. 
Small booklet, 22 pages, with 1 map at centrefold, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w photos. Includes index. Size 20.2 x 13.8cm.
A banner on the 'Second Edition) printed across a corner of the title page states 'Limited Reprint For Collectors'. The back cover blurb indicates that this is the thirty-third title Jack has 'contributed on marine or local history'.
Covers incidents from 1842  and the loss of the cutter Water Witch, to 1958 when the passenger vessel Merle was lost when she bunt and sank at Murray Bridge. Appendix A:Vessels burnt or snagged etc then later repaired and refloated. Appendox B: Serious accidents. 


Listed as Limited Edition, 
but no date. Probably first edition. [ps]
WRECKS AROUND CAPE OTWAY
Shipwrecks and Strandings from Port Campbell to Anglesea. 
Published by author; Apollo Bay, (Victoria)  Australia.. No date, but one of the first of the small booklets by Jack Loney,  1960s. 
NLA lists: Limited ed. Published Herald Print, [Colac.  1965?. [54] p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Softcover, side stapled, 56 pages, mono prints. 8vo; pp. (54); 14 plates, 4 f/p plates, 1 full page map illustration,
No index but includes a glossary. Card covers, 8.5" x 5.5", two staples, 54 pages, map, 22 b/w photographs, 4 drawings. Alphabetical list of sixty-three vessels and incidents. Early ships wrecked or stranded on the Victorian coast of notorious Bass Strait during period 1850 to 1964; details ? anecdotes about them, including the first American ship sunk in World War II (City of Rayville mined 1940, one life lost). Short glossary, ? 'How to get There' section.
No doubt much of this material is in the later popular publication 'Wrecks on the Great Ocean Road'. Of particulr interest is theparagraph headed 'How to Get There' t the end of each year. Much of this booklet was based on research from the diary of shipwrecks kept by gthe father of maritime enthusiast Roy Holden. Interestingly, under Acknowledgements, Jack thanks 'those readers whose response to 'Adventures with Shipwrecks' has made thi second booklet possible.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to Mr. Roy Holden for the loan of his late father's diary of shipwrecks which provided information on many little remembered incidents; all who supplied photographs and local information, and finally, those readers whose response to "Adventures with Shipwrecks" has made this second booklet possible.
From the Foreword: Man to a large degree has tamed his environment and left some mark upon the land be it good or evil. The sea he cannot tame. Even today, as for countless centuries, tremendous storms tear at the restless giant as he slumbers awaiting the opportunity to wreak wrath and destruction upon the minute invader of his trackless surface.In these moments sailors find the bonds of heroism, comradeship, and self  sacrifice  strong in  uniting men of all nations  in what oftenprovesan unequal struggle against the tremendous forces of nature.
In the early days of colonization, most vessels travelling from England to Sydney favored the route south of Tasmania, but later, when they chose the shorter route through Bass Strait their first Australian landfall after leaving the Cape of Good Hope was usually in the vicinity of Cape Otway.
The western entrance to the strait between Cape Otway and King Island is less than 50 miles wide, and early sailors tended to hug the Victorian coast as there were no lights on King Island until 1861.
Lieutenant Grant in the brig Lady Nelson named the most southerly point on the Victorian West Coast Cape Otway in the year 1800 and Australia's second mainland lighthouse was constructed there in 1848, thirty years after the first light was set. up at South Head Sydney, although six lighthouses had been established in the meantime on the Tasmanian coast.
For many years after the establishment of the Otway and Wickham lights, vessels were wrecked when one was mistaken for the other, but over more than a century the two lighthouses have played a key role in the plan to protect those entering Bass Strait from the west.
The Henty brothers established a whaling station at Apollo Bay about 1847 and Captain Loutit was a regular visitor to many points on the Otway coast particularly Lome which was originally known as Loutit Bay.
Naturally, shipping played a prominent part in the life and development of the numerous small coastal settlements along the Otway coastline from about 1850 until the First World War,but  with   the   only   regular   access   via   the   sea   this   was   often disrupted for weeks during rough weather. With sole reliance placed upon sail it is not surprising to read of the large numbers of vessels stranded or wrecked after battling unfavorable winds and seas for days, and sometimes weeks. The ports of Apollo Bay and Lome sent their sleepers, split posts, barrel staves and dairy produce to Melbourne or Geelong on the countless small schooners, cutters and other craft which traded around the Victorian coast, and many found their final resting places along the rugged Otway Peninsular.
Occasionally, large ocean going barques and clippers experienced difficulties while traversing the area, particularly west of Cape Otway, but latterly, the advent of steam, diesel power, and modern navigational aids has considerably reduced most risks. It is to the pioneer seamen that the short stories in this booklet are dedicated.


1970. First edition. [ps]
WRECKS AT APOLLO BAY
J.K.Loney. 

1975. 2nd edition.
Printed by Ken Jenkin, Geelong.

First edition 1970. ISBN 0 959985 30 1 

Small  booklet of 28 pages, includes 8 pages mono prints. With maps and photographs, and detailed descriptions of the wrecked vessels. Much of this material is in LCO, and LO. 

Second edition 1975. Pictorial soft cover. Twenty-eight8 pages with 1 map and 14 b/w illustrations. Size 202 x 142mm.

 


No date, no edition. [ps]

Third edition, 1989.  [tc]
WRECKS AT HELLS' GATES
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications. Ken Jenkin printer. ISBN 0 909191 21 3
(Also listed  0 909191 21 2)
First edition 1982.
2nd, 3d editions. Marine History Publications. 1989.
Stiff board covers, twenty pages on heavy stock approx 120 gsm. mono photograph, map, no index.
'Hell's Gates' is appropritely named for two reason. It defines th notorious narrow entrance to Macquarie Harbour on the south-west of Tasmania, an entrance nevertheless welcomes becaue of the clm waters that the harbour presents. Macquarie Harbour was also the site for one of Australia's most remote and inhospitabl penal colonies, nd no doubt the entrance to the harbour could well b seen by the convicts as an entry to Hell. 
The chronological listing starts ith the loss of the schooner Atlanta in 1858, to the 934 steel steamship Karmu in 1925. Strandings and other mihaps are also listed. An apprendix list place names and how they were derived. 
From the Forword: White man's knowledge of Macquarie Harbour and its narrow entrance from the sea commenced in December 1815 when the noted Tasmanian mariner, James Kelly, and four companions entered in a whale boat and spent three days exploring the shoreline. Within a year timber cutters were exploiting the magnificent stands of timber and from early records it appears that the brig SOPHIA was one of the first vessels to cross the dangerous bar and sail right up the Gordon River to load timber. To enter Macquarie Harbour her crew would have taken soundings from a boat ahead, for it was not until 1819 that Captain King surveyed the entrance and gave marks for crossing the bar. When a penal settlement was established on Sarah Island in 1822 a signal staff was erected near Cape Sorell and shipping arriving from Hobart hove to until a flag was raised to indicate that the narrow entrance was navigable. The penal settlement remained until 1833 when Port Arthur was established, but meanwhile, those unfortunates condemned to near slavery had named the harbour entrance Hell's Gates, a title it bears to this day.


 [ps]
WRECKS AT ROBE
Jack Loney. 
Published by Marine History Publications, Geelong. 1979   ISBN 0 909191 10 7.
Foreword dated December 1979. Printer Ken Jenkin, Geelong.
Sixteen pages, numbered 1 to 14. 
The township of Robe on the south coast of South Australia has important significnce to the Chinese immigration during the Victorian gold-rush era of the early 1850s. Wrecks are listed from the first wreck in Guichen Bay in 1846 (the ketch Victoria), to the fishing vessel Thunderbird in 1964. There is also  pge of wrecks under the heading Minor Incidents near Robe. 
From the Foreword: In 1802, Nicolas Baudin named Guichen Bay in honour of Admiral de Guichen and the close proximity of Kangaroo Island, the home of a wild breed of sealers and whalers would suggest that white men landed in the bay many years before the permanent settlers arrived. Squatters moved into the district in the 1830 fs and were soon looking for a suitable port, but it was not until 1846 that Governor Robe visited the bay in the Lapwing and selected the site for a township. The port for immigration and overseas trade was declared the following year. Kobe's prosperity increased rapidly in the next decade when thousands of immigrant Chinese landed there on their way to the Victorian goldfields, thus avoiding the ?10 poll tax imposed by the Victorian Government. In 1857 more than 20,000 landed at the port, and when this trade declined wool took over, 8,100 bales being-loaded in 1866 alone.Unfortunately, when several ships were lost in the bay ship masters switched to Port Macdonnell, Beachport and Kingston, then in later years the larger ships avoided the shallows of Robe's harbour. 


No edition listed; no date.
[ps]  Appears to be First 
Edition.
WRECKS IN PORT PHILLIP BAY
J.K.Loney.
Small booklet 32 pages, mono prints. Includes index.ISBN 0 959985 37 9.
First edition published Geelong 1975. 
NLA lists: Published by J.K.Loney, Dimboola, Vic.1973? 
Pictorial soft cover; 32 pages, several mono photographs and print; 8vo; pp. 32; 15 illustrations over eight pages, 1 map, appendices, index.
Basic map of Port Phillip. Covers vessel from 1836, with the loss of the brig Chili (whilst iunloading heep), to the tug Melbourne which went down about half a mile from Gellibrand Pier in 1972. Five men lost their lives. Appendix A lists vessels that were badly damaged by fire but later repaired. Appendix B lists vessels sunk but refloated.And Appendix C lists the major collisions on Port Phillip. 
Combined with Wreck in the Rip, to create Wrecks in the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. 
From the Foreword: The first settlers arriving at Hobson's and Corio Bays from Tasmania and Sydney came in small coastal vessels, but with the discovery of gold, world-wide publicity brought larger and more comfortable ships, particularly from England and other European countries.
There were few major shipwrecks in the relatively sheltered waters although the shoals, shifting sand banks, squalls and errors in judgment gave rise to a number of accidents, particularly among the smaller trading craft. Fire seems to have been a major menace to the big overseas vessels, several famous visitors meeting their end at Melbourne and Geelong.
Shallow water in the bays has presented a problem. About two miles inside Port Phillip Heads there are numerous sand-banks extending eight miles to the northward and twelve miles to the eastward, leaving ships' masters with the choice of four routes up the Bay —- South Channel, Symonds Channel, West Channel and Coles Channel.
The deepest of these is the South, which is about 9i miles long. The West Channel, 5? miles in length, has been only available for vessels of light draught, and its entrance is separated from Symonds Channel by the Pope's Eye Shoal. Coles Channel to the westward of the West Channel and about half a mile from the western shore of Port Phillip is 4 miles long. In the early years most ships in and out of Geelong used this route.
Extensive dredging has been carried out at Port Melbourne, Williamstown and Geelong, but the problem of keeping berths and channels open is much more acute in Hobson's Bay due to the fact that rivers are continually depositing silt in this area and the water in Corio Bay is relatively static.


No edition, no date. [ps]
WRECKS IN THE FURNEAUX GROUP (Flinders Island)
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publications. Ken Jenkin printer.
Only 16 pages, slightly gloss paper so the photograph are not totally useless - fortunately, as many re my own. Flinders Island, the mjor island in the Furneauux Group, lies across the estern end of Bass Strait. It does not claim as ,many maritime victins as its sister iland at the esten end, but it is th final rsting pklace of one of our mot earlist shiprecks, the Sydney Cove, lost in 1787... The booklet takes us through to 1968 when th auxiliary ktch trader Leederry was lost off Clarke Island. 
From the Foreword: The Furneaux Group, comprising more than fifty islands, of which Flinders is the largest, lies at the eastern end of Bass Strait off north eastern Tasmania, and attracts an increasing number of visitors anxious to enjoy its scenic splendours of mountain and sea, birds, wild flowers, native fauna; and of course, shipwrecks. Although most of the group's population of about 1500, centred on Flinders, Capo Barren and Clarke Islands is engaged in primary industry, tourists are well catered for with regular air services, comfortable accommodation, and reasonable roads. Discovered in 1773 by the British navigator Tobias Furneaux, the islands remained remote until the wreck of the Sydney Cove on what is now known as Preservation Island, south west of Cape Barren Island in 1797. By 1800, after Matthew Flinders noted the presence of seals, during a voyage made to rescue survivors from the Sydney Cove, sealers had pioneered settlement. Their camps soon became hideaways for desperadoes including escaped convicts who lived a life of piracy and brutality, relatively immune from the controlling influence of the law. In 1830, an abortive attempt was made to save the Tasmanian aborigines from extinction when the remnants of the race were settled in the vicinity of present d:iy Emita, at a place known as Settlement Point. It was doomed to failure and by 1847 the few survivors were transferred to Oyster Cove on Tasmania's east coast, leaving scattered buildings ;and a graveyard as reminders of their tragic story.
With a history of shipwrecks rivaling King Island, the Furneaux Group has as an added attraction for divers, the fact that with the exception of the larger wrecks, the exact locations of very few are known, and little has been salvaged.


Fourth edition. [ps]
WRECKS IN THE RIP
Jack Loney. Marine History Publications. ISBN 0 909191 04 2.
No publication date. Blue cover shown is Fourth Edition. (May be 1980). [NLA]
Small booklet of 44 pages, some mono photographs of jut reasonble quality. No index. Refers to the entrance to Port Phillip, bounded by Point Nepean on the east and Point Lonsdale on the west. Continuous text in chronological order of wrecks, strandings, collisions and other incidents, from 1838 to 1977. Gives newspaper references to major events. Appendices includ: Heaviet loss of life; Lighthouses; listing of Accidents to Fishing and Pleasure Craft (no dates); Notes for Skindivers; Dangers in the Rip. One of jack' mot popular booklets, especially with recrationl wreck divers.
From the Foreword: Although Port Phillip Heads appears to afford ample room for the safe navigation of vessels entering or leaving Port Phillip Bay, hidden dangers make it one of the most treacherous
entrances in the world. The distance between Points Lonsdale and Nepean is about three kilometres, but the reefs projecting from them reduce the navigable channel to about one kilometre. The Lonsdale Reef, dry at low tide, projects about 500 metres south-east from Point Lonsdale and for 200 metres beyond are several rocky patches with only about two to four metres covering them. About 200 metres from Point Lonsdale the reef is intersected by a channel carrying two metres at low tide once used occasionally by small coastal traders and now negotiated by a few fishing craft in calm weather. The Point Nepean Reef on the eastern head is dry for about 700 metres at low water and on its outer fringe is a rock about seven metres in diameter with two metres of water over it, known as the Corsair Rock.For about a kilometre outside there is a rocky flat with six or eight fathoms over it before the water deepens to twelve and fifteen fathoms.Just inside The Heads the sea floor plunges to forty-two fathoms and this inequality of depth combined with the tide running from five to seven knots, causes the notorious "rip" which, during or immediately after a south-westerly gale, breaks so furiously as to be a danger to small vessels despite extensive blasting over a number of years to remove obstructions and ensure a more even tidal flow. Many casualties occurred when ships attempted to enter against a strong ebb tide which often runs partly athwart the entrance with great force, causing a high confused tumbling sea which often breaks from point to point, threatening shipping large and small.
On other occasions vessels ignored the pilot and entered at night or anchored close off-shore and were carried into danger by the strong currents.
Previous publications (to fourth edition): The Clipper Lightning in Geelong; Eric the Red; Loch Ard; Scxhomberg, Mahogany Ship; Victims of the Corsair Rock. 


.
WRECKS IN THE RIP AND PORT PHILLIP BAY
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications. Geelong. 1978?. 
Combined edition. Combined issue of his previous works: Wrecks in The Rip, and Wrecks in Port Phillip Bay. ISBN 0 909191 06 9.   0 909191 04 2 (Wrecks in the Rip).   0 959985 37 9 (Wrecks in Port Phillip Bay). Pictorial soft cover; 73 pages, plus 20 pages with 34 b/w photos. Size  19 x 15. 
Note: National Library of Australi, Trove data notes:
Wrecks in the Rip and Port Phillip Bay /? [by] Jack Loney. Also Titled Wrecks in Port Phillip Bay. 
Black and white edition: Wrecks in the Rip and Port Phillip Bay, I think a previously unrecognised version, published by Neptune but unusual for them, does not have a date! It has 74 pages, same as the red text printing. [tc]


Third edition, 1985.

No edition, no date. [ps]
WRECKS ON KING ISLAND
Jack Loney
ISBN 0 909191 03 4  (In blue cover edition below)

Twenty-eight pages. A few mono prints and photographs. Text in chronological order: covers the wrecks on this notorious  island at the western end of Bass Strait, from the snow brig Harrington in 1801 to the crayboat Advance in 1977. Provides list of references, including newspaper editions. No index. 
 

Third Edition; 8vo; pp. 28; illustrated endpapers, b/w. illustrations, appendices.
Wrecks on King Island, 3rd ed, 1985, published by Neptune Press. Has 28 pages with a pasted-in piece of paper with an update of wrecks to 1986. [tc]

'Blue' undated edition: published by Marine History Publications, 51 Mercer Street, Geelong, Vic. 
No date, no edition. I believe is the last edition as I sold this in the first decade of this century through Oceans Enterprises. [ps]

From the Foreword: King Island, astride the western approaches to Bass Strait, with a toll of more than 60 ships and eight hundred lives, has earned the title of Australia's Marine Graveyard.
These appalling numbers are easily explained if a map of the south-eastern coastline of Australia is examined and the position of the island noted, first in relation to the passage of thousands of ships racing emigrants and gold-seekers out to Melbourne last century.
After a long passage across the southern Indian Ocean in the grip of the "roaring forties", most ships' captains sought out the high rugged Otway coastline for first landfall; but, without the advantages of accurate and reliable navigational equipment, the lack of lighthouses, the unpredictable drag of the currents through the sixty kilometre wide channel between Capes Otway and Wickham, and human error, the final hours of the passage to Port Phillip Heads and in to Hobsons Bay were fraught with great danger.
In more recent times the island has destroyed numerous small traders and fishing craft which visited the island or sought shelter from the storms which sweep in unhindered from the Antarctic wastes.
This collection of brief wreck stories has been obtained from a variety of sources, and includes notes by W. Hickmott, an early resident on the island, summaries by P. Holden, Collector of Customs at Geelong early this century, and numerous newspapers.
With many of the early wrecks I have recorded references to assist historians and divers who may wish to examine more fully details of vessels and their cargoes, but I must stress that these are by no means complete. The reader in search of information should examine all contemporary newspapers. 



Probably first edition.
WRECKS ON PHILLIP ISLAND
Jack Loney. 
Published by J.K.Loney, North Geelong, Victoria. 1975.
ISBN 0 909244 13 8. 

3rd edition. [ps]
Small booklet, 16 pages, mono prints. Includes major strandings. Index. 
Commences with the loss of the paddle steamer Reliance in 1869, and ends with the loss of the steamship Coramba in 1934. Although a diver is reported to have found the wreck that same year, it was only in 2011 that she was finally located by a team of recreational wreck divers using mixed-gas systems.
From the Foreword: George Bass spent some time on Phillip Island during his stay at Westernport in 1798 and for many years sealers and whalers established their crude homes there while they reaped a rich harvest from the surrounding waters. Several decades were to pass before permanent settlers arrived to farm or labour in the granite quarries on Cape Woola-mai. It was during these years that the small coastal traders carried the farm produce and stone to Melbourne and returned loaded with essential supplies.
From about 1870 tourists arrived in increasing numbers and this brought a demand for a regular ferry service across the sheltered waters of the bay to Cowes.
I have presented the following brief encounters with the sea hoping that the reader will gain some small appreciation of the hazards faced by those seamen who ventured close to the shores of Phillip Island in an era now almost forgotten and trust it may stimulate further interest in our fascinating maritime heritage.
Note to various editions from TC: Our copy (Queenscliffe Maritime Museum) of the probable 1st ed (red writing) does not mention North Geelong, has only (Published by J.K. Loney, Printed by Ken---“) and no date. Do we know it was done in 1975? The cover (of the third edition above that we have)  is identical with your 3rd ed but  “Third Edition” does not appear on the cover, instead it is on the title page. The back cover is also different – were there two versions of the third edition? (Text and layout are identical).  [tc]
Note that on the 3rd edition above, where THIRD EDITION is on the cover, the wording in NOT on the title page. Why the change is anyone's guess. [ps]


1st edition. 1971.

2nd edition, 1972.

3rd edition, 1973 [tc]

1975, 4th edition.  [ps]
WRECKS ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S SOUTH EAST COAST
Shipwrecks and Strandings from Port MacDonnell to the Murray River.
J.K. Loney
First edition, 1971. Forty pages plus map and 28 bw photos. Pictorial stiff cover. 
Size 198 x 139mm. 

Second edition revised and enlarged and published 1972 as:
WRECKS ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHERN COASTLINE
Shipwrecks and strandings from Victor Harbour to Port MacDonnell. 
Second Edition; published by author at Dimboola, Victoria. 1972. ISBN 0 959985 35 2 
Rev. and enlarged [2nd] ed; 8vo; pp. 48; numerous illustrations, illustrated stiff stapled wrapper. 

NLA list note, 'First edition published under title, Wrecks on South Australia's South East Coast. Second edition published under title, Wrecks on South Australia's southern coastline

Third edition, name changed again, to:
WRECKS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Jack Loney. 
Published by J.K.Loney,Dimboola, Vic.1973.  ISBN 0 909244 00 6. 
Printed by Ken Jenkin of Geelong. 
Card wrappers, 54, [4] p. : ill. ; 20 cm. 

Wrecks on the South Coast of South Australia, 3rd ed, 1973, 58 pages.  [tc]

Fourth edition 1975.Published by J.K. Loney, Dimboola, Vic. 1975. ISBN 0 909244 00 6 
Softcover, 60 pages, mono prints, index, glossary. 
NLA lists as 54, [4] p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.

Finally, morphed into the 1993 publication by Lonestone Press: Wrecks on the South Australian Coast (see below).. 

From the Preface of the 4th edition: 
This fourth edition of "Shipwrecks Along the Southern Coastline of South Australia" has been revised and enlarged to include all major incidents south of Adelaide to the Victorian border, including Kangaroo Island. It is presented without deviation from fact and may one day provide the basis for a comprehensive account of the disaster, mystery, treachery, endurance, heroism and cowardice, all found in the maritime history of the State. I would appreciate corrections, information and illustrations from interested readers. J. Loney. March, 1975
From the Foreward (the first pragraph) : Over the past century and a half, scores of fine ships have found their last resting places along the shores of South Australia's south east coast. The stories   of  their loss are  closely linked with the settlement and development of the land from Portland to the Murray River. In December 1800, Grant on board the sixty ton brig Lady Nelson nanned Capes Banks and Northumberland, Mount Gam-bier and Mount Schanck, during a voyage out from England, the first.land in this area to be seen by an Englishman while Flinders and Baudin passed by in 1802. However, the close proximity of Kangaroo Island, home of sealers, whalers and scum of 'the colony, living outside the law, would suggiest that white men landed on mainland shores many years earlier. Squatters moved into the district in the 1830s and were soon looking for a suitable port. They favoured Rivoli Bay, but in 1846, Robe, a small settlement on the bay named by Baudin in honour of Admiral de Guicben was chosen as the port for immigration and overseas trade-Robe's prosperity increased rapidly in the 1850s when thousands of immigrant Chinese landed there on their way to the Victorian goldfields, thus avoiding the ?10 poll tax imposed by the Victorian Government. In 1857, more than 20,000 landed at Robe, and when this trade declined wool took over, 8,100 bales being loaded in 1866 alone.
However, immigrant and wool ships were lost in the bay, forcing ship masters to favour Port MacDonnell, Beachjport and Kingston, while in later years the larger ships avoided the shallows of Robe's harbour.
Port MacDonnell was officially proclaimed as a port in 1860 although the harbour was little more than an open roadsttead ?nd vulnerable in gales from the South! East, South and South West, reflected in the high toll of ships.
Most of the South Eastern district shipped wool from here, moorings were laid for large vessels and a jetty was also constructed. Railways, and improvement in roads reduced the commercial value of Port MacDonnell but it retains its popularity as a holiday resort. Along this hostile coast authorities were soon considering likely sites for lighthouses and the establishment of lifeboat and rocket crews.


WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST
See WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST above.

WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. NORTH COAST
J.K.Loney
Published Portarlington, Vic., 1978. ISBN 0 909244 17 0 
Illustrated wrapper, 8vo. 136pp.; with 20 full-page plates. 
A survey of more than 1,000 vessels lost between 1800 and 1974. 
NLA lists as published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic. 1976. 
This, and its companion book Wreckss on the NSW South Coast, formed the basis of the Lonestone Press publication Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast in 1993.


First edition, 1975.

2nd (1977) and 3rd (1980) editions.
WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST
J.K.Loney
Published by J. K. Loney, Portarlington,Victoria. 1975. ISBN 0 909244 08 1 
Illustrated stiff card covers; 80pp. 230mm x 140 mm. 
NLA lists as 75 p., [20] p. of plates ; 21cm. 
Scores of ships have been lost along the South Coast of New South Wales over the past two hundred years and the stories of their loss form an integral part of the pattern of development in Australia's Maritime history. 

SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST
J K Loney
Published Portarlington, Victoria. 
Ruins of Bittangabee Bay - Ben Boyd and Twofold Bay - mutiny on the whaling ship Junior in 1857 - shipwrecks. Jack Loney takes his readers along the New South Wales south coast to highlight the many locations where maritime history and early settlement took place.

First edition - see above, as Wrecks on the NSW South Coast.ISBN 0 909244 08 1 
Second edition published J.K. Loney, Portarlington, Vic. 1977. ISBN 0 909244 20 0 (corrected).
3rd edition, published by Marine History Publications, Geelong, Vic.1981?  [NLA]
Also - Third edition, 1980: Marine History Publication. Pictorial soft cover; . 80 PP, plus 24 pages with 1 map ? 44 b/w illust. 20.4 x 14 cm. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall  Eighty pages, nearly fifty mono photographs, prints, map. (Third edition cover identical to second edition). 

TC notes: I think that “Sea Adventures and Wrecks on the N.S.W. South Coast” is the second edition of Wrecks on the N.S.W. South Coast. In his “Preface to second edition” on the verso of the title-page, Loney writes “The tremendous response to the First Edition of this book has encouraged me to broaden the scope of the Second Edition to include a selection of true stories of adventure along the South Coast”. This was written September 1977, so the date of publication of “Sea Adventures---“ was 1977 or 1978. Another telling point is that the copy we have (in the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum has the same ISBN as “Wrecks” and has “Second Edition” and “Published by J.K. Loney Portarlington” on the title page. It has 80 p, and 22 p of plates with about thirt-nine black and white pictures and a map.  [tc]



Volume 1, 1982 [ps]


Volume 2, 1987 [ps]

WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST
VOLUME 1. 1791-1900. 
Includes Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strait, Gulf of Carpentria.
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Victoria. First Edition. 1982.  ISBN  0 909191 22 0
Pictorial card covers, perfect biound then hidden side staples; 8vo, 86 pages. : ill., map, ports ; 22 cm; index, appendices, bw ills.  First printing of this important reference on early Queensland shipwrecks covering the period from 1791 to Federation. 

WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST
VOLUME 2.  1901 - 1986
Includes Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strait, Gulf of Carpentria.
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publications. Ken Jenkin printer. 1987.  ISBN 0 909244 30 8
Card wrappers, side stapled, 44 pages, mono photographs of poor quality.
First Edition 1987.
Commences in 1901 with the loss of the wooden ketch Esme, ands concludes the chronological liting in 1986 with the loss of an un-named fishing trawler off Southport. Also includes 'chapters': Reefs of DiasterThe Search for the Yongala; It Might Have been a Great Deal Worse; Hints for Maritime Researchers; Histpoic Shipwrecks (legislation). Also includes bibliography, and index. 

These volumes formed the basis of the more subtantial book Wrecks on the Queensland Coast published by Lonestone Press in 1993.(see below)

From the Foreword to Volume 2: Wrecks on the Queensland Coast, Volume 2, continues to provide factual leading material on wrecks in Queensland and nearby waters for those divers and general readers seeking to broaden their investigations into maritime incidents around the Australian coastline. The essential facts are again presented in a condensed summary style to provide maximum information with the emphasis on brevity. Those requiring more details on the loss of particular vessels should consult some of the sources listed in "Hints for Maritime Researchers". I am aware that there will be errors of both commission and omission, unavoidable in a work of this nature, and I again welcome correspondence drawing attention to errors and sources of information I may have overlooked.



2nd edition, 1969  [tc]
 

 

WRECKS ON VICTORIA'S SOUTH WEST COAST
Portland . Port Fairy . Warrnambool. 
A survey of incidents from the Victorian - South Australian border to Lady Bay, including Portland, Port Fairy, and Warrnambool.
J.K. Loney.
Marine History Publication. Copyright, J. K. Loney dated June, 1969. 
Illustrated stiff stapled wrapper;  8vo; pp. 43; 11 illustrations within text. Size 20.2 x 14cm. .
First edition.  1968. Published by the author, Apollo Bay. 
Second edition. 1969. Marine History Publication. Copyright, J. K. Loney dated June, 1969. 
It has 39 pages of text and 8 pages of plates printed on non glossy paper. It also has a general and a ship index. [tc]

Third edition 1975. Published Geelong, 
Vic. Card covers, 39 p., 8 pages. of 
plates : illustrated. 

Has a similar cover to the 2nd ed but pale yellow background and blue writing in the text, with reasonable quality pictures in a block (unpaginated) in the centre. "Third edition" is on the cover and title page but Jack's name does not appear anywhere in any form! [tc]
My speculation (and that is all that it is), is that this is a surplus cover left over from the first edition. When the 'pink' third edition (left) ran out, a few old first edition covers were resurrected to tide over till the fourth edition was printed in 1980. The ink on the words 'THIRD EDITION' does not appear to be the same as the main text and could easily have been added later. Just a thought!  [pc]
Fourth edition. 1980. This named fourth edition has a publication date of 1980. Under the Foreword, Loney gives the other dates of publication as 1st 1968, 2nd 1969, 3rd 1975. It is published by Marine History Publications, with 39 pages of text and 9 pages of plates plus the indexes. It seems to be almost identical to the 2nd edition above.

YAMBULLA GOLD
A Brief Record of the Colourful Yambulla Goldrush, near Eden
Jack Loney. 
Published by J. Lonely,  Portarlington, Vic. 1987. ISBN  0909191379 : 
Card wrappers, 24 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm. + 1 photograph. 


 
A STRANGE ONE....

 
FALLS OF HALLADALE
Jack Loney
Geelong. No Date, 1980's. Marine History Publication. Edition, limited to 1000 copies (an
unnumbered copy). No. 9 of the series of Famous Wrecks. ISBN 0 909244 18 9
No Pagination, 18 PP. with 12 b/w photographs. Printed on stiff boards. Inside back cover: map of the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria. Spiral bound boards, pictorial front cover. Oblong: 25.5 x 31.5. 
On title page: 'This is No. ___ of a limited edition of one thousand copies'. Underneat is a lined space for the author's signature. 
Built 1886 at Glasgow. Wrecked 14 November 1908 near Peterborough, Victoria. 
You have to say that this is a strangely produced book. When the Falls of Halladale when ashore near Peterborough in 1908 she remained in situ about 400 metres offshore for mny months and became a popular tourist attraction. Excellent photographs were taken on glass plates, most surviving to this day. I guess the objective of this book was to reproduce several of the photographs in book form but into larger-than-normal format - hence the large format oblong format. But what on Earth was the publisher (Jack) and the printer (Ken Jenjkin) thinking??  The sepia printing on porous card was the worst choice possible for quality repoduction. No doubt the idea was to pint on card so that the book at least had some body. Or perhaps thy were thinking tht ome pople may tak out the pages and have them framed!!  Certainly no reader their right frame of mind would do that. 
I have long considered it to be one of the worst poduced publication I have ever seen. As such I never kept a copy, and only recently managed to scrounge a copy. Now they are collectors items. You can never tell!!!


 
SOFT AND HARDCOVER BOOKS OF SUBSTANTIAL SIZE
'Beyond the booklet.'
AN ATLAS HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
State-by-State including maps and diving notes.
Jack Loney
A. H. ? A. W. Reed, Sydney, 1981. ISBN: 0589503006   ISBN/EAN: 9780589503000
State-by-State including maps and diving notes.
Hardcover, dustjacket, size: 10"-12" tall. many mono photograph, a few colour plates,maps, bibliography, index. Ships listed by state. A rather superficial book; only a brief description is indicated for each vessel, however the book is of some interest to scuba divers as it provides basic information on the status of some of the major diveable wrecks. The ship listing is not extensive, and there are a few errors that diminish the book's credibility. However it was a very popular book ith wrecks divers when it was released as it listed only those accessible wrecks, or at least wrecks with a known location - and some diving notes. The book does not exactly pinpoint the location of the wrecks. It covers, somewhat briefly, the major wrecks in each of the states of  Australia, particularly those shipwrecks that can and have been dived on, and significant strandings. Considering the other material available by Jack, it does not add significantly to our wreck knowledge, but is a most hndy reference when considering the total coastline of Australia. 
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AUSTRALIA'S ISLAND SHIPWRECKS.
Jack Loney and Peter Stone.
Neptune Press, 1980. ISBN (hard) 0 909131 56 2, (soft) 0 909131 57 0.
Softcover, a4 size, 117 pages, index, further reading, some colour plates, mainly mono prints of only reasonable quality, appendix. 
Bibliography of published work, but no specific newspaper references and primary sources.
Concerns the many shipwrecks off the surrouning islands of Australia: King, Kangaroo, Furneuax Group, Kent Group, Abrolhos, Rottnest, Wardang, Norfolk, Lord Howe, Fraser, Stradbroke and Moreton, the eastern coast ilands, the Barrier Reef islands, the Torres Strait islands, middleton and Elizabeth reefs, and Macquarie Island. Does not include Tasmania. The history of each vessel is quite extensive and there is generally details of how the wreck now lies, and diving information.


 The authors.


AUSTRALIA'S SHIPWRECK COAST AND OTHER STORIES
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications. Geelong. ISBN 0909244 29 4
First published 1986.
Second edition 1991. Pictorial soft cover; 104 pages with 4 maps ? 117 b/w illustrations. Size  215 x 175mm.
Wreck sites, graves, memorials to seamen and passengers: a very educational and easy-to-read local history summary of mny interesting coastal localities. It's not all about shipwrecks, but of coyrse there is much on our maritime history.Provides directions on how to reach specific points of interest such as memorials. Lists a number of memorials and cemeteries relevant to those lost at sea. 

1991, 2nd edition. [ps]



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AUSTRALIAN SEA MYSTERIES
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications.  ISBN  0 909191 28 x
First printed 1984.“The first edition of this book comprises 500 signed hard bound copies”. 
The top image left appears to be this first edition. 
Second printing 1988 (stated Second Edition on cover). Card Covers. Second Edition. Illustrated Card
Cover. 7" x 8 1/2". P111, b/w illustrations and maps.
The author uses eye witness accounts, official reports, and newspaper articels, to present vivid and absorbing stories of our maritime past, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions about these mysteries. 
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AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES
Jack Loney.
List Publishing, Geelong. 1985.
Hardcover, dustjacket. Content as for softcover..
Softcover, illustrated wrappers, perfect bound, 150 pages, many mono photographs. Indexes: ships, people and general, places.
many chapters in six sections. Section One , Shipwrecks: Covers nine interesting modern and 19th century wrecks incluing the Sygna, Lake Illawarra. Section two is headed Escape from Disaster and covers nine vessels that havenearly some to grief. Section three (more of a chapter) is Ben Boy's Shipping Empire. Section 4: Preserving Our Maritime Heritage. Section 5: The Other Side of the Coin (that is, maritime muteries). Section 6, flotsam and jetsam - of course. Several appendicies; bibliography. 
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Second endition (bwlow) appears identical to the first, with just the woprds 'SECOND EDITION' on the bottom right of the cover. If the contents are identical, then this constitutes a reprint, not a second edition. The quality of the cover printing is less on the second-edition, induicating the use of the same printing plates.
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Hardcover. 1982. [ps]

Update. 1988. [ps]
BAY STEAMERS AND COASTAL FERRIES
Jack Loney
Published by A.W. Reed, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, 1982. 
1st Edition. Hardcover,  88pp., bibliography, 10 appendices, and index. Size: Oblong Octavo.
ISBN 0 589503 83 9  ISBN/EAN: 9780589503833
The text is illustrated with many black and white contemporary photographs and maps. Green coloured boards with white writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, a montage of photographs, with an orange
background and green writing on the front panel and spine. Excellent coverage of the vessels and activities in the excursion trade on Port Phillip. Before road and rail competition caused the demise of coastal ferries and steamers, they were an important an integral part of Victoria and indeed Australia. This is their story. 
UPDATE BAY STEAMERS AND COASTAL FERRIES.
Softcover, illustrated wrappers, perfect bound. same content as hardcover except for detail below.
UPDATE??? This is misleading  - the only 'update' about this publication is four pages headed 'Across Bass Strait' slotted in just before the start of the Appendix. And that's it. If just promoted as a second, revised edition it may have been acceptable but even then, it is morally dubious.


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FAMOUS WRECKS
Jack Loney
Marine History Publications, Geelong, Victoria,  1983. ISBN 0 909191 30 1
Pictorial wrappers; 115 pages, size 202 x 161 mm. Includes iIllustrated plates additional to pagination.
Appendices. No photographs. 
Famous wrecks along the southern coast of Australia. Chapters on: Mahogany Ship; The Schomberg Incident; Admella; The Loch Ard Disaster; Wreck of thr Ly-ee-Moon; Wreck of the Fiji; Strnding of R.M.S. Australia; Wreck of the S.S.Casino.
I have only compared the text of one chapter - the Casino - to the text of its earlier booklet - and note that it is identical. The difference is that the booklet have eight photograph pages.
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JACK LONEY'S MARITIME AUSTRALIA
Short Tales of Ships and Men.
Jack Loney. 
Probably published by Quadricolor, Victoria, who were the printers, but no title page, no indication of publisher, no date; ISBN 0 86895 104 8. 
Softcover, 128 pages, mono prints, index. Basically a small compendium of maritime essays and short stories, many associated with shipwrecks, expanding details previously published in the Loney 'Wrecks On...' series. A good read. 
Jack probably decided to append his name to the actual title of the book to avoid confusion with other 'maritime australia' books. 
From the acknowledgment: Most of these short stories will not be found in the better known and more popular marine or dive magazines for they have not appeared in print previously. The inspiration for some was gained by glossing through long forgotten, musty old newspapers and journals, also by corresponding with readers interested in the sea. Many of the current books which present stories from the Australian maritime scene are merely repeating over and over the popular and sometimes inaccurate versions of traditional maritime events passed on from generation to generation. In this book I have amalgamated original research with material gleaned on some of our lesser known marine stories contributed decades ago by writers who have long since passed on. In paying tribute to these historians who were forced to carry out their researches in conditions far inferior to the present day well organized libraries and archives, I also hope that the recording of a few of these past events will provide writers of marine stories with an additional source of material to help form the basis for new areas of original research. Specially acknowledged are: Frank Reid. George Johnstone. A. Greig. David Little-Will Lawson. Clem Lack. C. Dickson Gregory-Hartley Watson. George Leggett. 


1980
MYSTERIES OF THE BASS STRAIT TRIANGLE
Jack Loney
Marine History Publication, Belmont, Geelong. 
1st Edition 1980. 
ISBN 0 909131 52 X :  (Was there a hardcover?) 0909131538 (Paperback) 
Pictorial soft cover; 112 pages with b/w illustrations.  Size 21.4 x 15.2cm
Shipwrecks, casualties and disasters in the waters of Bass Strait (in the air or at sea). 
 
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1988. 4th edition                       1993. 5th edition
2nd edition: ?
3rd edition Neptune Press, Belmont, Vic. :  1984.
4th edition. Neptune Press. 1988 
5th ed. updated. Marine History Publications, 1993.
Pictorial wrappers, perfect bound, 104 pages, mono photograph, print, maps.

Note: All editions  ISBN 0 909131 xx x, indicated registered as Neptune Press. 

 

A very interesting book, a good read with factual details and some speculation as to why the many individual ships and aircraft were lost in the triangle that encompasses most of Bass Strait and its islands, but generally the conclusions are left to the reader. 

From the preface to the fifth edition:
While the saga of one of the world's most dangerous stretches of water continues, new investigations have uncovered possible answers to some of the most baffling mysteries, only to raise more queries surrounding the doomed, lost hopes and the supernatural.What are the parameters for a book of this scope? For example the near disaster to the Nairana in 1936 was not an isolated incident, and more recently in 1945, HMAS Napier suffered a similar mishap. On 7 March when S.S.E. of Cape Otway and in sight of King Island, at the western entrance to the strait, she rolled steeply to port, shipped a huge sea, and lost two seamen. Her jolly boat was smashed beyond repair, the splinter proof shield from the "X" gun deck guard was torn off, leaving officers and crew wondering how she had managed to survive. A lengthy search failed to locate the two seamen. Do you believe in ghosts? There are only a few around the Australian coast, but Bass Strait has at least two of them. Claims that a female ghost sighted by a few nocturnal visitors to the lonely beach near the old lime kilns at Waratah Bay was the wife of the master of a ship lost nearby seem unfounded as there is no record of any shipwreck involving loss of life in the vicinity. To the south, the Goose Island lighthouse in the Furneaux Group is now automatic, but from 1846 to 1931 it was manned, and for a time hosted a ghost. One night in the 1920's the keeper taking the middle watch heard the outside door of the tower open and close, followed by the inner door. Footsteps were heard on the iron stairs, but after reaching about half way up they retreated, and he heard the doors open and close once again. No one in the station knew who had entered the tower, and from time to time others on duty in the middle watch experienced the spine chilling visit. The ghost was never identified but some believed it to be the spirit of a past light keeper. True stories compiled from authentic sources always attract the attention of those interested in some of the lesser known highlights and events in Australian history that can never happen again, thereby preventing their escape into our forgotten past.


SHIPS AND SEAMEN OFF THE SOUTH COAST
Jack Loney. Neptune Press. Belmont, Vic. : Neptune Press.
First published 1980. ISBN 0 909131 45 7 (hardback), 0 909131 46 5 (soft). 
Hardcover with dustjacket, and softcover. 142 pages, many mono photographs. 
Twenty-one chapters covering specific subjects, from collisions and Chinese, to whaling and war. An excellent, informative book, superficial at times but a great read. Particular useful for specific vessel details. Includes index and extensive bibliography.
A great read.
Note: National Library Trove records indicate tht the hardcover is 'corrected'.
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1981
SHIPS IN CORIO BAY, GEELONG 1840-1980
Jack Loney
Neptune Press, .Newtown, Victoria. 1981
ISBN  0 909131 76 7 (hard). ISBN  0 909131 77 5 (softcover)
Both hardcover (with dustjacket) and softcover produced. 
First edition 1981. 
Hard cover, dj., 222 pages with 1 map ? b/w illust. Size  24 x 18.5cm.
Inter-bay trade, wrecks ? fire, wharves ? piers. 
From the Foreword: Corio Bay, the western arm of Port Phillip ranks as one of the major ports of Australia. Its length is approximately sixteen km, width eight km, and depths outside the channels range up to five fathoms, with the inner harbour offering more than thirty square kilometres of safe, all weather anchorage and three km of berthage for ocean going vessels. This broad, shallow body of water, with flat marshy northern edges and undulating hills to the south, must have originally received the waters of the Barwon River, until the lava flow which now forms a long ridge running north from Geelong dammed up the old valley. Unable to cut through the hard basalt the river worked its way southward to join Bass Strait. In 1802 when Matthew Flinders climbed the You Yangs he became the first European to gaze upon the bay where Geelong stands today. Next, when Charles Grimes arrived in the schooner Cumberland in January of the following year he closely examined what are now Hovell's and Cowie's Creeks on the north western shores, but his report did little to encourage settlement for more than three decades.


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SHIPWRECK STRAIT : AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAJOR SHIPWRECKS, COLLISIONS, FIRES AND STRANDINGS IN BASS STRAIT FROM 1797 
J.K. Loney
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, Victoria.  1993.  ISBN 0 909191 50 6 
Softcover, 128 pages, many mono illustrations, size17 x 25 cm (landscape). 
From the Foreword: 
Conscious of my mortality, I lay precariously on the roof of the deckhouse of the large fishing trawler Loch Lomond as she wallowed in the oily swell above the Twenty Mile Reef, south of Cape Otway, in the western approach to Bass Strait. My stomach was churning over, not helped by skipper Russ Kitchen and his crew of three busily preparing breakfast in the tiny cabin below. The year was 1954 and this was my first venture out into Bass Strait. In the following years I was to return many times with veteran fisherman Jock Muir on the Lauriston, and in several unnamed couta boats fishing out of Apollo Bay. While on board the Loch Lomond I had time to reflect that about a decade earlier Bass Stait had hosted military activity - and death.
Jock Muir had been one of several fishermen who faced choppy seas to rescue the crew of the American freighter City of Rayville when she was mined south of Cape Otway on 8 November 1940, not far from the Twenty Mile Reef. The sea war was but one aspect for the treachery of the strait has trapped ships of all sizes for more than two centuries.
How many have been lost here will always remain one of Australia's most provocative sea mysteries. The Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese may have threaded their clumsy junks and caravels among the treacherous reefs and islets centuries before Bass and Flinders, and we know for certain that early navigators, sealers, whalers, fishermen, and other adventurous seamen are numbered among its first victims.
More recently, on Easter Sunday 1936, as the S.S. Nairana was about to enter Port Phillip Heads she was almost overwhelmed by a huge wave which swept away three members of one family and killed a fourth passenger. Then, on the morning of 8 March 1942, in a strong south westerly gale with a large quartering sea, H.M.A.S. Napier suffered a similar experience and two men were lost.
The brooding evil of Bass Strait is best summarised in a message from the schooner Bitter Beer, believed lost with all hands in March 1866, since no wreckage ever came ashore. She cleared Port Phillip Heads bound for Warrnambool and Port Fairy and several weeks later a scrap of paper, sealed in a bottle and washed ashore on the Victorian West Coast stated poignantly and simply, "Schooner Bitter Beer, black lookout."


 
 

 

TALL SHIPS AND SAILORMEN - A Concise Survey of Victoria's Early Maritime History
Jack Loney.

Confusion over editions. 
 
First edition ?
From Don Love: Just bought this copy of Loney's that I believe was printed in 1973-5 era. (According to his other titles listed.) Printing is pretty crude and is done by Ken Jenkin. At the back a new title is the Wrecks on the Gippsland Coast (4th Ed) is mentioned. Do you think it is a first edition? Wrecks on Gippsland Copast 4th edition was printed in 1973. so this 'pink' edition of Tall Ships and Sailormen is printed after that. [dl]
2nd edition ? 
ISBN 0909244022, Marine History Publication, no date, 22 cm, 101 p, 55 b x w illustrations (listed) and 3 maps, general and ship indexes, a better buy than the third which has far fewer illustrations and no indexes. 
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Note: Initialy thoiught to be First edition, circa 1975  [ps]
From the title page: Compiled from newspapers, offical records, registers, books and unpublished diaries of several marine historian last century (ie 19th century). The detailed notes appended to some chapters should prove of interest to the statistically-minded and thoe keenly interested in marine history. Marine History Publication.Geelong. [ps]
Third edition indicated on title page.  [ps].
ISBN O 909244 02 2Size 275 x 210mm.
Perfect bound, sixty pages. heavy stock about 160 gsm buff colour, text in brown. Four pages of mono photographs on gloss paper. 
Also thought to be second edition, no date. 197?  [NLA]. ISBN 0 909244 02 2 
Published by J.K.Loney,Dimboola, Victoria. 
Pictorial soft cover (wreck of a windjammer); 100 pp with 2 head pieces, 3 maps, plus 40 pages with 54 b/w illustrations. Size 21.8 x 17.8 cm.
[I think this came from trove - ps]
Third edition. ISBN 0 909244 02 2
Marine History Publication, no date, slightly smaller than A4 at 28 cm, 60 p, far fewer illustrations.  [tc]

Third edition, no date (198?). Marine Histoy Publication. ISBN 0 909244 02 2
Illustrated card wrappers, perfect bound then hidden side stapled, 60 pages, plus eight additional photographic pages on semi-gloss stock. Cover image is same as on left, 1980. Super size 275 x 215 mm. [ps]


VICTORIAN SHIPWRECKS
J.K.Loney. 
All wrecks in Victorian waters and Bass Strait, including King Island and the Kent Group. Published by The Hawthorn Press, 1971. (Hurrah, a date at last!!!!)
Only the one edition produced; hardcover, dust jacket, 177 pages, excellent mono photographs in three sections, bibliography, glossary, general index, persons index, index of ships not included in wrecks. 
The definitive guide to shipwrecks off the Victoria (Australia) coastline, shipwrecks. Includes also wrecks in the Kent Group and King Island in Bass Strait, and an extenssive coverage of the wrecks in and Port Phillip Bay, The Rip and outside the Heads. Many mono photographs. Apendicies include heaviest loss of life, lighthouses and lifeboats, the worst years collissions, vessels scuttled, salvage rights, and accessible wrecks for the diver. The definitive book on Victorian shipwrecks.
Note: Does not include Bass Strait wrecks on Tasmanian shores, nor Furneaux group. The first of the Loney works to cover a whole state, and the first hardcover publication. The format is much different to the straight chronological text of later publications; the wrecks are divided over eleven regional areas, one per chapter. Two other chapters are general in nature, with two others being a summary of wrecks. No less than eighteen appendices provide further information. The format makes it difficult to search for specific wrecks, and the text on each vessel is rather superficial, with much more detail provided in the later works: Wrecks on the Great Ocean Road (ie western Victoria), Wrecks on the Gippsland Coast, and Wrecks in the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.  Appendix  provides newspaper references to the major wrecks.  [ps]


1992  [ps]
WRECK 1891 AND OTHER MARITIME MEMORIES
Jack Loney.
Marine History Publications. First published 1992. ISBN  0 909191 49 2
Softcover, perfect bound, 121 pages, mono photographs, index.
A compendium of maritime stories,l some to do with hipwrecks and mishap, treasur, and noteable ships. The title refers to the many ships sunk in 1891. Another interesting read. 
Contains details on several wrecks along the western coast of Victoria, and maritime incidents. There is substantially more data listed in Wrecks on the Great Ocean Road

WRECKERS SMUGGLERS AND PIRATES IN SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
Jack Loney.
Marine Histoy publiations. printed by Australin Print Group. 
No publication date, but opyright author 1989. 
Softcover, illustrted wrappewrs, perfect bound, 106 pages, size 240 x 175 mm portrait. 
With  a title like that it annot fail to attract anyone interested in our maritime history. The wreckers cover some twenty ships. Another chapters include is 'Other Major Crimes at Sea'; and 'Grisly Tales'. A bibliography is included, and an index. 
It's the sort of book that you can dip into anywhere and find something of interest. 
From the Foreword: So often I am asked, "What is your favourite shipwreck?" And my answer never varies. "The wreck of the barque FijiI near Moonlight Head in 1891." In my opinion it has everything; drama, heroism, suffering, gallant rescues, and above all, a wealth of fascinating "wrecking" stories. As an added bonus present day visitors to the wreck site are able to inspect a relic from the ship, and on the few occasions when the sea happens to be flat there is something to interest the underwater explorer.
I've visited the site of the wreck many times and probably know more about its history than any other wreck in Australian waters. However, after years of research 1 have come to realize there are many other Australian wrecks with equally fascinating histories and the efforts to record them in print before the passage of time defeats me have been an interesting exercise. I have touched on some of these stories before but now they are all together for the first time. Few Australian wreckers, smugglers or pirates were apprehended and appeared in court, and the resulting dearth of information in archives and other official institutions has necessitated that I examine old newspaper files, personal recorded reminiscences of pioneer residents and critically examine tales passed down from previous generations. Many stories have undoubtedly become more coloured with the passage of time, yet they provide a fascinating insight into an aspect of our maritime history as yet so lightly touched upon by romantics and historians. A quarter of a century ago I commenced the task of briefly summarizing the nine thousand plus shipwrecks around the Australian coastline to provide a basic reference for those interested in locating and completing more detailed information on particular wrecks. Now this has been achieved I trust that this succinct account may unlock the door to new avenues of research.   [ps]

WRECKS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
An Illustrated Survey of Shipwrecks, Fires, Collisions and Stranding on the Australian Coast from 1629.
Jack Loney
Australian Sports Publication, Newport, Victoia. No date. ISBN 0 868950 72 6.
Softcover, illustrated wrappers, perfect bound, no staples. 
Mainly photographs, 235 pages, 290 mono photographs; Size 233 x 160mm (portrait). Indexices - Ship, Places, People.
An interesting picture-book of the Jack Loney Collection of photographs.  Text is limited, mainly to caption the photographs. 
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NEPTUNE'S COAST WATCH SERIES
Neptune Press, Newtown, Victoria. (An imprint shared with Marine Histoy Publiations, Portarlington)
Card wrappers; size 193 x 222 slightly landscape format; perfect bound then hidden side stapled.

 
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SHIPWRECKS AND SEA ADVENTURS AROUND WILSONS PROMONTORY
Jack Loney.
No.1 in the Neptune' Coast Watch Series. 1982.  ISBN 0 909131 95 3
Card wrappers, 85 printedpges on matt stock of about 100gsm. Mono photographs throughout. 
The body of the publication includes a chronological listing of vessels lost in the vicinity; additional chapters include exploration by sea, sealing and whaling, and sea adventures.
I have no idea which of these two printings is the first. The internal content is identical. The outside back cover has to diferent photograph of the author.
From the Acknowledgment: In 1968 while researching for the first edition of Wrecks on the Gippsland Coast, and in conversation with Dr Smith, the then Director of National Parks in Victoria, my interest in Wilsons Promontory was first stimulated, and so it is with a slight sense of surprise I now ponder why the maritime adventures around its shores have until now escaped my closer scrutiny. Jane Lennon's address to the R.H.S.V. on 27 February 1973, subsequently published in the Victorian Historical Magazine for November 1974 has proved invaluable as has also her assistance, whenever requested.
From the Foreword: The rugged outcrop of Wilsons Promontory, a granite mass rising to 754 metres at Mount Latrobe was an island until the gap to the mainland gradually filled with sand to form the isthmus at Yanakie. With more than 130 km of spectacular coastline of steep headlands and sandy beaches it has been a landfall for mariners since the first days of settlement around the Gippsland coast. The most southerly point of the Australian mainland, it protrudes well out into the busy shipping lanes of Bass Strait, the scene of considerable coastal trade last century, but nowadays visited mainly by fishing and pleasure craft, so it is inevitable that wrecks have occurred from time to time.
Part of the promontory was temporarily reserved as a National Park in 1898, then permanent reservation followed in 1905. Further additions have brought the park to its present 48,937 hectares. The construction of more than 80 km of good walking tracks enables those interested to visit the scenes of many of the wrecks and incidents described in the following pages.  [ps]

HIGH AND DRY: VISIBLE WRECKS AND WRECKAGE IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
Peter Stone and Jack Loney.
No. 2 in the Neptune's Coast Watch Series. 
Neptune Press, Newtown, Victoria.
First Edition 1983.   ISBN 0 949583 18 9. 
Pictorial wrappers;  67 pages, size 200 x 224 mm; illustrated, indexed by places and general; appendicies.
Appendix C - High and Dry Along the Murray.
Appendix D - Basic Details of Ships Mentioned in the text.
The collaboration between the maritim historian Jack Loney and the diver Peter Stone proved again uccessful (after Australi' island Shipwreck), although these are wrecks and wreckage that could not be dived!! An interesting  text in that it gives a greater indication of what remnants of our lost shipping could be seen by the general public at the time. Divided into Hulks, and Visible Wreckage, with alphabetic sequences within each. 

From the Foreword: Considering the thousands of ships lost around the Australian coastline over the past 200 or so years, relatively few remain visible, with time and tide moving swiftly to obliterate most of their wreckage.The last hours of many of these wrecked ships probably provided the news sensation for a day or two, but memories are inclined to be short, and the fact that hazard and hardship were the ever present companions of the early seamen were too often overlooked or forgotten. They battled strong currents, tides, fogs, perils multiplied by out thrusting headlands, submerged rocks, and sandbars, with few reliable navigational aids. A few decades ago, hulks of once proud ships were in every port of Australia, their chief use being the storage of coal, but once oil supplanted it most were broken up or towed out to sea and sunk, this being the easiest way to avoid wharfage, maintenance charges and caretaker's pay. Like old soldiers, iron never died, and so some of the old iron hulls were still in demand. IJnlike steel which rusts away fairly rapidly, it just kept on keeping on, encouraging their use as breakwaters around islands and at entrances to ports where we still see them today. We hope this book will encourage readers to visit some of these decaying links with our maritime past, but claim no pretension that every wreck, hulk or significant piece of visible wreckage has been included. [ps]


There is an indication in No.2 of the series that No. 3 would be DIVE PORT PHILLIP BAY. That would have been another collaboration between Jack Loney and diver Peter Stone, but it never eventuated. I can't even remember it being discussed. I am not sure if any other books were produced for the series. 

THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Tourist and Historical Guide
No. 4 in the Neptune's Coast Watch Series. 
Jack Loney.
Fifty-two pages, mono photographs.
Shipwrecks make up only a very small part of this tourist guide.
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LONESTONE PRESS IMPRINT
A collaboration between Jack Loney and Peter Stone.
Basically, Jack did the writing and I did the design and publishing.

 
WRECKS ON THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST
Jack Loney. 
Lonestone Press, an imprint of Oceans Enterprises, 1993. ISBN 0 646110 81 0
Softcover, illustrated wrapper, perfect bound, 150 pages, mono photographs
Index: ships, people, places, general. 
More ships have been lost off the coast of New South Wales, and more undiscovered shipwrecks remain in these waters than any other stretch of coastline in Australia.There is a strange and tragic inevitability surrounding disasters at sea, particularly if they leave a wide spread of wreckage to wash ashore, or perhaps become a battered hulk slowly disintegrating under the ceaseless pounding of giant waves. Tragic though the recording of so many disasters may be, there are also lively and exciting stories of heroism, daring, self sacrifice and colourful deeds to add to our heritage of maritime history. This book, the result of many years of intensive research records more than 1500 wrecks in chronological sequence of wrecking from the early eighteenth century to recent years and is illustrated by a remarkable collection of photographs. Appendix  A- Notable wrecks in Sydney Harbour. Appendix B - Wrecks on Lord Howe Island. 1410 wrecks. 

WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST
Includes great barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strit, Gulf of Carpentaria.
Jack Loney
Lonestone Press, an imprint of Oceans Enterprises, 1993. ISBN 0 646128 79 5
Softcover, illustrated wrapper, perfect bound, 174 pages, mono photographs
Index: ships, people, places, general. 
Chronological list of wrecks, from 1791 - 1992; 1080 wreck listings. 
Originally published in two small volumes in 1987, see above in 'booklets' section. Extensively updated. 

WRECKS ON THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COAST
Jack Loney
Lonestone Press, an imprint of Oceans Enterprises, 1993. ISBN 0 646147 44 7
Softcover, illustrated wrapper, perfect bound, 174 pages, mono photographs
Index: ships, people, places, general. 
Within the compass of these pages are dramatically recorded brief
stories of disasters which struck ships along the coastline of South Australia, long recognised as one of the most hostile in Australian waters. From the earliest times when Aborigines presented a serious threat to shipwreck sailors, through the mid 1800's in a period of intense intercolonial trade and overseas immigration, up to the present day, variances in sea and weather have united to destroy scores of ships and lives. This carefully researched book, set against a background of early settlement and development is well supplemented by a unique collection of photographs and illustrations, making it one of interest to readers both young and old. 
From the back cover blurb: Within the compass of these  pages are dramatically recorded brief stories of disasters which struck ships along the coastline of South Australia, long recognised as one of the most hostile in Australian waters. From the earliest times when Aborigines presented a serious threat to shipwreck sailors, through the mid 1800's in a period of intense intercolonial trade and overseas immigration, up to the present day, variances in sea and weather have united to destroy scores of ships and lives. This carefully researched book, set against a background of early settlement and development is well supplemented by a unique collection of photographs and illustrations, making it one of interest to readers both young and old. 

WRECKS ON THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COAST 
Includes Northern Territory. 
Jack Loney. 
Lonestone Press, an imprint of Oceans Enterprises, 1994. ISBN 0 646160 19 2
Softcover, illustrated wrapper, perfect bound, 208 pages, mono photographs, bibliography.
Index: ships, people, places, general.
Chronological list of wrecks, from 1802 to 1994The coast of Western Australia has seen shipwreck incidents more treacherous and stirring as any in the world. From the Dutch wrecks of the seventeenth century to modern tanker disasters, the largest state coastline in Australia has it all. Massacre and murder, the discovery of the seabed littered with silver coins, and national controversy over wrecks claims are all part of this excellent book. Early English and Dutch wrecks. The publication commences with a small chapter on the East India Company’s vessel Tryal, ‘Australia’s First recorded Shipwreck’, followed by sixteen pages on the important Dutch shipwrecks of the 17th and 18th century off the WA coast. The body of the book is in chronological format, with  1027 wreck listings for the  state of WA, and 177 wreck listings for the territory. 

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS SERIES
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS Volume One, 1622-1850. 
Charles Bateson. 
A.H. ? A.W. Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1972. 
ISBN 0 589071 12 2. 
Hardcover, dust jacket, 268 pages, few mono prints. 
Bateson lists over fifty book references, numerous newspapers, and archive records, each vessel so listed having the source of information defined. The author was one of the finest maritime historians in Australia, the author of several important works including The Convict Ships 1788-1868, and Gold Fleet to California. This was to be the first of a series of books by Charles Bateson, however he died before the second volume was prepared. Volume Two was finally produced in 1980, by a new publisher, written by Jack Loney whom Bateson had referenced considerably in this volume. 
 
 
 

 


AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS. Australian Shipwrecks, Volume 2. (1851 - 1871). 
Jack Loney. 
A.H. ? A.W. Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1980. 
ISBN 0 589501 00 3
Hardcover, dustjacket, 238 pages. A few mono prints. 
Covers the years from 1851 to 1870 inclusive, in chronological sequence.  Extensive ship index, but no person or general index. Sources indicated with each entry. Note: Loney uses and acknowledges secondary sources such as those of O'May, Parsons, Rhodes, Williams, Bateson, Chapman etc, as well as the notes from Holden and Pixley. Sources shown also include, frequently exclusively, those of earlier Loney publications which is not particularly helpful if a primary source is required. However, some of these previous Loney publications do indicate a primary source. Primary and secondary sources, and an extensive bibliography, and newspaper list, are listed in the introduction. 

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS.  Australian Shipwrecks, Volume 3 (1871 - 1900). 
Jack Loney. 
List Publishing, Geelong, 1982. Limited edition; Numbered copies, to 1500 printed, signed by author.
ISBN  0 949589 00 4
Hardcover, dustjacket, 296 pages. 
Sources listed after each entry. Split index - of ships wrecked, and of ships otherwise mentioned. Separate index of localities of where vessel lost. 

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS. Australian Shipwrecks, Volume 4 (1901-1986).
Jack Loney. 
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, 1987. 
ISBN 909244 31 6
Hardcover, 290 pages, 140 photos. Index, bibliography. No sources listed. 

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS. Australian Shipwrecks, Volume 5 (1622-1990 Update).
Jack Loney. 
Marine History Publications, Portarlington, 1991. 
Hardcover limited edition, numbered to 500, sigbned by author. ISBN 0 909191 40 9
Hardcover and softcover. Hardcover, dustjacket, 168 pages. Poor quality of photographs.
The volume updates a further 1000 shipwrecks since 1622, and includes additional wrecks from 1987 to 1990. Some of the entries are somewhat superficial, and some refer to vessels already documented in previous volumes of Australian Shipwrecks without adding to the detail. Some entries are confusing, links between vessels lost are not clearly established, and some of the 'corrections' to previous data are in themselves incorrect, and the original data correct. Inadequate index; lists only vessels exceeding 250 tons. 

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS Volume Six - THE AUSTRALIA RUN, 
Jack Loney and Peter Stone. 
Marine History Publications, Benalla, Victoria, 2000. ISBN 0 909191 53 0 (v.6).
Hardcover, dustjacket, 340 pages, mono prints, index, bibliography, gazette, glossary, maps. 
Covers those vessels lost between the United Kingdom and Australia.  Although the final book in the series, The Australia Run stands alone in its coverage of the vessels lost,  not only
on Australian shores, but enroute to or from Australia.  Includes the loss of the Tayleur, Royal Charter, London, Waratah, and many others off tyhe Australian coast, as well as the losses from
England on the Australian coast so close to their destination. 
Hardcover, dustjacket, 360 pages, mono photographs. 
Based on Jack Loney's initial manuscript with additional material by Peter Stone. 


 
SOME BOOKLETS ASSOCIATED WITH JACK LONEY OR OF SIMILAR INTEREST TO VICTORIAN SHIPWRECK ENTHUSIASTS DURING THE 20th CENTURY.

 
ECHOES OF THE PAST - SHIPWRECKS
An Account of Shipwrecks aroun King Island from 1801 to 1975.

Seventh edition shown, 1975. 
Card wrappers, saddle stiched, 12 pages, no photograph, map of King Island; size 205 x 130mm.

Anything to do with King Island is of interest to anyone concerned with the Victorian shipwrecks. Not sure when th first dition came out, but was of immense importance to the histoy of King Island and indeed to the settlement of Australia in general. The island lies at th western end of Bass Strait, and most of the mjor vessels lost were immigration ship in transit UK to Victoria which arrived close to their estination, Melbourne, but did not quite make it through the treacherou 'ey of the needles' entrance to Bass Styrait between Cape Otway and cape Wickham. No doubt Jack ould have usede this small booklet as an important basis for research.
[ps]
 


S.S. WAUCHOP, WRECK OF THE CORSAIR, S.S. ALERT
A.M.Robertson.
Published by the Nepean Historical Society. 
No date. Author died in 1968 but this is no indication of when printed.
Card wrappers, saddle-stiched (two staples); size 205 x 165mm, just eight pages, no illustrtion, no idex.
Covers in interesting detail the thre vessels named in the title.
As far as I kno, Jack Loney had no affilition with the Nepean Historical Society although tghere would hve been some communiction with the group.

SHIPWRECKS AT BARWON HEADS 1853-1940 AND 'THE HISTORIC BARWON'
R.H.Holden.
No publisher, but undoubtedly self-publihed. Title page indiates 1945.
Card covers, saddle-stiched (to staples), 53 paginated pages which includes, unconventially, the front cover as page one. Size 208 x 128 mm. No index, no photograph no graphics of any kind.
An important work but a mariime writer nd shipwreck enthuiast who pre-dates Jack Loney. Jack befriended Roy Holden and they collaborated in 1969 on  a book Early Shipping in the Port of Geelong. It appears that Roy Holden' father was also a marine enthusiast, pewrhaps  seman, who collected and researched Victorian shipwrecks.  [ps]
 
Second Edition.
Date?
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LONEY PUBLICATIONS BY DATE with ISBN
Using both the date of publication (where known on some books) and the ISBN number (where allocated) it is possible to determine the approximate date of publication where one of these two indicators are not present, given that ISBN numbers are allocated in numerical order within each publisher's block. Where an ISBN is allocated, but no date indicated on the publication, the National Library of Australia's Trove records can, and have, assisted. 

See also below - Tony Cavanagh lists.

Considering the ISBN (International Standard Book Number).

The number is controlled by the National Library of Australia in Canberra but has in recent times been administered by a private company. Initially, the ten-digit numbers were issued in such a manner that after the first ‘0', the next four digits indicated the publisher. The numbers after that represented a title within the publishers ‘block’. It appears that some time in the late seventies, the next (after ‘0') six numbers represented the publisher. 

An analysis of the ISBN numbers of publications authored by Jack Loney show that apart from his own self-published, Jack wrote for five other publishers. His own publications were covered by just his name as J.K.Loney, and through a number of imprints that he owned or was associated with: Lonestone Press (partnership with Peter Stone), Neptune Press, possibly List Publications in partnership, and the main one used in later years, Marine History Publications. 

As mentioned previously, not all books indicated a year of publications, nor an edition, nor an ISBN. This was a failing of many early publications, so Jack is not alone in making such an omission. In some instances, one or two of these three ‘identity’ indicators are listed, and thus it is sometimes possible to determine a year of publication from the ISBN - but not vice-versa although a range of numbers could be considered.

Of course, the ISBN is the primary identification of a publication, but the general reader is more interested in the edition and the date of publication. Thus the ‘sorted by date;’ list is of relevance, as it also shows the chronology of Jack’ writings. Those books that do not have a date of publishing, but do have an ISBN number can be slotted back into the list using the ISBN number. 

No date: 
 No date: ADVENTURES WITH SHIPWRECKS 
 No date: APOLLO BAY  Tourist Guide 
 No date: SHIPWRECKS ON KANGAROO ISLAND 
 No date: STRANDING OF R.M.S. AUSTRALIA 
 No date: WRECKS IN THE FURNEAUX GROUP 
 No date: WRECKS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS 0 868950 72 6 Australian Sports Publications
 No date: JACK LONEY'S MARITIME AUSTRALIA 0 868951 04 8 Quadricolor,
 

1960s WRECKS AROUND CAPE OTWAY   Possibly 1967
1967 SHIPWRECKS ALONG GREAT OCEAN RD 
 c1967  SHIPWRECKS AROUND CAPE OTWAY 
1968 WARRNAMBOOL THE GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS 
1968 WRECKS ON THE GIPPSLAND COAST   Second edition 
1968 WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST 
c1969 THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOURIST 0 949583 43 X 
1969 EARLY SHIPPING IN ... GEELONG. 0 909244 25 1 
c1969  THE SOUTH COAST STORY  First Edition 
1969 WRECKS ON VICTORIA'S SOUTH WEST COAST. 
1970 WRECKS AT APOLLO BAY 0 959985 30 1 
1970s THE SCHOMBERG INCIDENT  #3 in Famous Wrecks
1970 TWELVE DECADES 
c1970 THE LOCH ARD DISASTER First edition. 
c1970 PETERBOROUGH, PORT CAMPBELL, PRINCETOWN  0 959985 34 4 
1971 VICTORIAN SHIPWRECKS   Hawthorn Press
1971 OTWAY MEMORIES 
1971 WRECKS ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S SOUTH EAST COAST  First edition.
1972 WRECKS ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHERN COASTLINE   2nd Ed. 0 959985 35 2 
1972 THE SOUTH COAST STORY 0 959985 39 5 
1973 AN ERA AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS 0 959985 36 0 
1973 WRECKS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 0 909244 00 6 
1974 PIONEERING DAYS 0 909244 07 3 
1974 WRECKS ALONG THE MURRAY 0 909244 01 4 
c1975 TALL SHIPS AND SAILORMEN.  . ISBN 0 909244 02 2 
?  THE MAHOGANY SHIP  Seventh edition      0 909244 03 0 
?  SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST 1st Ed. 0 909244 08 1   See following:.
1975 WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST 0 909244 08 1 
1975 WRECKS ON PHILLIP ISLAND 0 909244 13 8 
1975   ADMELLA 0 909244 09 X
1975 WRECKS IN PORT PHILLIP BAY 0 959985 37 9 
1975 WRECK OF THE S.S.CASINO        ISBN 0 909244 14 6 
1975 WRECK OF THE FIJI 0 909244 15 4  # 6 in Famous Wreck series. 
1975 VICTORIA'S WEST COAST STEAMERS    0 909244 16 2 
1977 VICTIMS OF THE CORSAIR ROCK 0 909244 19 7 
1977 SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST 2nd E. 0 909244 20 0 
1977 SHIPS ? SHIPWRECKS PORTARLINGTON 0 909191 02 6 
? WRECKS ON KING ISLAND 0 909191 03 4 
? WRECKS IN THE RIP     0 909191 04 2 
1978 WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. NORTH COAST 0 909244 17 0 
1979 QUEENSCLIFF, POINT LONSDALE guide. 0 909191 07 7 
1979 OTWAY MEMORIES  Second Edition. . ISBN  0 909191 15 8 
1979 OTWAY 1919-1969 
1979 ? WRECK OF THE LY-EE-MOON     ISBN 0 909244 23 5 
1979 THE OTWAY.  ISBN  0 909244 21 9 
1979 WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD, 7th Edition   ISBN: 0 959985 38 7 
1979 WRECKS AT ROBE 0 909191 10 7 
1980 SHIPS AND SEAMEN OFF THE SOUTH COAST   Softcover 0 909131 46 5  Neptune Press
1980 MYSTERIES OF THE BASS STRAIT TRIANGLE  1st Ed. Hard.. 0 909131 52 X  Neptune. 
1980 MYSTERIES OF THE BASS STRAIT TRIANGLE  1st Ed.  Soft.   0 909131 53 8 Neptune. 1980 AUSTRALIA'S ISLAND SHIPWRECKS.   Loney and Stone. Hard.. 0 909131 56 2 Neptune. 
1980 SHIPS AND SEAMEN OFF THE SOUTH COAST Hard, soft 0 909131 45 7  Neptune Press
1980 AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS.Vol 2.  0 589501 00 3  A.H. ? A.W. Reed 
1980 AUSTRALIA'S ISLAND SHIPWRECKS.  Loney and Stone.   0 909131 57 0 Neptune Press. 
c1980 THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY. 0 909191 11 5 
1980 ? WRECKS IN THE RIP Fourth Edition 0 909191 04 2 
1981 AN ATLAS HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS   0 589503 00 6 A. H. ? A. W. Reed, Sydney. . 
1981 SHIPS IN CORIO BAY, GEELONG Soft  0 909131 77 5  Neptune Press
1981 SHIPS IN CORIO BAY, GEELONG Hard 0 909131 76 7  Neptune Press
1982 LADY BAY WARRNAMBOOL - A GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS 0 909244 10 3 
1982 BAY STEAMERS AND COASTAL FERRIES  0 589503 83 9  A.W. Reed
1982 SHIPWRECKS AND SEA ADVENTURES AROUND WILSONS PROMONTORY  0 909131 95 3  Neptune Press
1982 AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS.  Volume 3 0 949589 00 4  List Publishing
1982 WRECKS ON KING ISLAND 0 909191 03 4 
1982 WRECKS AT HELLS' GATES 0 909191 21 3 
1982  WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST    VOLUME 1. 1791-1900.   0 909191 22 0 
1983 HIGH AND DRY: VISIBLE WRECKS AND WRECKAGE 0 949583 18 9 
1983 FAMOUS WRECKS 0 909191 30 1 
1983 THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD  Tourist  After 1983
1984 AUSTRALIAN SEA MYSTERIES 0 909191 28 x 
1985 WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST    7th edition. 0 909244 27 8 
1985 SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS PORT ALBERT 0 909191 32 8 
1985 BEN BOYD'S SHIPS.   ISBN  0 909244 31 6 
c1985 THE SEAHORSE INN 0 909191 35 2 
c1985  PORT FAIRY - Tourist, Historical 0 909244 26 X 
1985 AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES  ..   List Publishing
1986 AUSTRALIA'S SHIPWRECK COAST AND OTHER STORIES  0 909244 29 4 
1987  NOTES ON THE OTWAY   0 909191 36 0 
1987 YAMBULLA GOLD 0 909191 37 9
1987 AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS. Volume 4 (1901-1986) 0 909244 31 6  Marine History Publications
1987 THE CLIPPER LIGHTNING IN GEELONG 0 909244 32 4 
1987 WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST   VOLUME 2.  1901 - 1986  0 909244 30 8 
1988 THE HISTORIC BARWON 0 909191 37 9 
1989 OTWAY AND ITS COAST IN RETROSPECT  0 909244 34 0 
1989 WRECKERS SMUGGLERS AND PIRATES IN SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIAN 
1989  NOT ENOUGH GRASS TO FEED A SINGLE BULLOCK ISBN 0 731653 75 0 Pub. By R.Charles
1989 WRECK AND RESCUE AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS 0 731658 98 1 Queenscliff Lifeboat
c1989 THE HISTORIC BARWON corrected. 0 731671 42 2  MHP ?
1990 SHIPS AT PORT WELSHPOOL 0 909191 41 7 
1990 KING ISLAND : TOURIST/HISTORICAL 0 909191 25 
1991 WRECK OF THE SHIP ERIC THE RED 0 909191 43 3 
1991 SOME OVERSEAS SHIPPING ARRIVALS - IN MELBOURNE AND GEELONG 0 909191 47 6 
1991 AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS. Volume 5 (1622-1990 Update). 0 909191 40 9  Marine History Publications
1992 OLD DAYS AND WAYS 0 909191 48 4 
1992 WRECK 1891 AND OTHER MARITIME MEMORIES 0 909191 49 2 
? SHIPWRECK STRAIT : AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAJOR SHIPWRECKS 0 909191 50 6 
1993 THE LOCH ARD DISASTER   Tenth edition. 0 959985 31 X 
1993 WRECKS ON THE S.A. COAST  0 646147 44 7  Lonestone Press
1993 WRECKS ON THE QUEENSLAND COAST  0 646128 79 5  Lonestone Press
1993 THE SEA WAR IN BASS STRAIT 0 909191 51 4 
1993 WRECKS ON THE N.S.W.  COAST   0 646110 81 0  Lonestone Press
1994 TALES FROM THE SURF COAST, SHIPWRECK COAST, HINTERLAND 0 909191 52 2 
1994 WRECKS ON THE W.A. 0 646160 19 2  Lonestone Press 
2000 AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS Volume Six - THE AUSTRALIA RUN,   Loney and Stone.. 0 909191 53 0 Marine History Publications 
2009 WRECK OF THE LY-EE-MOON 9 780957790 16 2  Eden Museum


 
TONY CAVANAGH LISTS
Two professionally researched lists prepared by Tony Cavanagh, librarian reseracher in conjunction with the Queenscliff Maritime Museum. Mr Cavanagh has contribured extensively to this website, tracking down many editions of Jack Loney's publications.

COMPLETE LIST OF JACK LONEY'S PUBLICATIONS

APPROXIMATE DATES OF JACK LONEY'S PUBLICATIONS


 
 

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