Monday, 4 November 2013

The Clipper Ship Chrysolite: New Zealand Immigration Ship 1861-1862

The latest clipper ship to be turned into a book by me is the Chrysolite which brought two loads of immigrants to the port of Lyttelton in 1861 and 1862.  I'm excited to announce that this book has now been published by Rock Your Boat Publishing (July 2014).   Copies can be ordered on Trade Me but be quick as I'm selling out of my last few cheaper copies.   This is the cheapest option for New Zealanders - just $18 with free postage.  The book is also available from Amazon in your respective country which is the cheapest option for overseas buyers.

The Story of the Chrysolite:

"The beautiful and fast clipper ship Chrysolite made two trips to the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1861 and 1862 delivering loads of immigrants to a new land on the other side of the world.  A floating cap on the water and an amputation by anchor were both part of the Chrysolite's fascinating story.

Using original passenger lists, official documentation as well as passenger biographies, the story of the Chrysolite is being retold once again."


  1. Hi you by any chance have any copies of this book still. Debby

  2. hi Belinda, my Gt Gt Grandfather Alfred Clulee was on the Chrysolite from England to Port Chalmers 1861. In passenger list as "A Clube" I would love to purchase a copy of your book, are any availabe. Evan Clulee