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A CD-ROM is available which includes the full text of the Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks

The text is presented in a number of formats: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and Adobe .pdf. 
(All formats are included on the one disc).
 

Cost is $50.00 including postage if purchased on its own.

If you have, or are, purchasing the book also, the cost is $30.00.

The CD-ROM files allow an easy search for vessel details.  

To obtain a copy of the CD-ROM and/or the hardcover book contact Oceans Enterprises, 303 Commercial Road, Yarram, Vic 3971, Australia.
Phone (03) 51182 5108. [International 61 3 5182 5108]. Email peter@oceans.com.au

The book is also available through your local bookshop (but not the CD-ROM). Quote ISBN 0 9586657 5 3

If you already have the book and require the CD-ROM, contact Oceans Enterprises and state when and where you purchased the book to obtain the discounted price of $30.00.

The following is on the Readme file supplied with the disc. 

The files on this CD-ROM represent the text data on the Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks. The files are presented in the formats of:  Wordperfect (the original file), Micscrosoft Word, and Adope pdf. Copyright applies to these files as if it were the written word: 

Copyright of the Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks, the overall entries and format, design and presentation, remain with the author, Peter Stone, of Yarram,  Australia. It is expected, and indeed encouraged, that the individual entries so listed be copied and used for personal, formal educational, and non-commercial purposes, and where reproduced as a listing entry in total or in part, appropriate acknowledgment be given to the Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks, Peter Stone.  Should further material be used from a reference to a secondary (or primary) source such as a published book, as indicated by the book code against each ship listing entry, the respective individual author or authors of such published works must be so credited., as the copyright of their material remains, of course, with the respective author or authors. 

Part of the main ship listing is presented on the internet. The internet listing however is less than 50% of that listed in the book, and as represented by the files on this disk. The update list (in MSWord and Wordperfect) represent corrections and updates to the date as shown at the top of their respective files. For a more recent update see the website
www.australianshipwrecks.info

DIRECTORIES AND FILES:

There are three file types, in three separate directories: Microsoft Word (.doc), Wordperfect (.wpd), and Adobe (.pdf). 

The terminology ‘primary text' refers to the main body of the book Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks which lists each vessel in alphabetic order irrespective of destination or incident location. 
 

Wpfiles-alpha
Contains several files in Wordperfect (.wpd) format that represent the full primary text of the book Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks, divided into alphabetic sections for ease of handling. 

WPfiles-by-state
Contains several files in Wordperfect (.wpd) format that represent most ships listed in thefull primary text of the book Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks, with one file representing a political state of Australia, as well as unidentified wrecks, Pacific wrecks and those on the Australia Run (England-Australia). This format allows for ease of searching for losses and incidents off each political (thus geographic) state of Australia. Note that some vessels are represented in more than one state lists - for example grouded in NSW, lost in Qld. Where this occurs the data is combined to privide the primary alphabetic list as represented in the book Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks. 

MSWord-alpa
As above for the full primary text, in Microsoft Word format. These files mave been created by MSWord from the original Wordperfect file.

MSWord-by-state
As above for files representing vessel details for each political state of Australia (etc), in Microsoft Word format. These files have been created by MSWord from the original Wordperfect file.

PDF-files
These are the original Adobe pdf files that represent the full primary text of the book Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks, divided into alphabetic sections for ease of handling. 

Bookcodes
The two files here, in Wordperfect and Microsoft Word, provide the essential cross reference to the reference book identification codes presented at the end of each primary text vessel entry. It allows the reader to provide further information on the relevant vessel listed.

Preface
The two files here, in Wordperfect and Microsoft Word, provide an essential description of the book, its format and importantly, how to use the book. It is important to read the preface to have a better understanding of the aims of the book (and thus the files on this CD-ROM) so as to make better use of the information.

Updates
The two files here, in Wordperfect and Microsoft Word, provide updated material, corrections and additions to the full primary text. They are a direct copy of the data as presented on the internet site www.australianshipwrecks.info, as of the date listed at the top of each file. The file has resulted from correspondence from many people who have contributed to the improved integrity of the primary text.


IMPORTANT

Read the Preface which describes the purpose of the book (hence the files), their format, how to use the data, and veracity of data.

See the Reference Codes for the book codes used for each vessel in the primary list. 
 
 



 
 
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TREASURE WRECKS
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Last update: 15 January 2009