Derek Law Bibliography

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LANCE, Kate. Redbill: From Pearls to Peace – the Life and Times of a Remarkable Lugger. 399p., bibliog., illus., index. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2004. ISBN: 1920731423.

An award-winning ship biography. Built in 1903, Redbill sailed first as a pearler. When war came to the Pacific, she was there as the first bombs fell on Darwin and she was commissioned and was used with other luggers until laid up as a hulk as the war moved on. After the war she had a busy career from carrying cargo for missionaries to working with Greenpeace against French nuclear testing.