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Local history.

Classic Moreton Bay Cruisers includes two historic contributions that give the reader an insightful overview of Moreton Bay history and its local boat building history.

Renowned local historian, Peter Ludlow chronicles the history of Moreton Bay from Aboriginal settlement to penal colony and to its present status as a busy international port.

Bill Wright of famous local boat builders, Norman R Wright & Sons Pty Ltd, has provided a fascinating insight into the evolution of the local industry and the parochial styles that it has produced.

Bill has included a ‘family tree’ of local boat builders that reveals the close knit nature of this talented group of craftsmen.

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