Why not a book?

A number of people have asked me why I have created this website, rather than write a book.  There are quite a number of reasons –

  • Publishers are reluctant to publish low-volume books these days;
  • This is understandable (albeit lamentable) as the market for such a book would be very limited and unlikely to make any profit.  Most would likely go to public libraries further reducing the reader market.
  • A book is much less accessible to the general public than a website, which can be accessed from all over the world, and I want to bring the story of Queensland’s naval forces to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Websites, unlike books, can be readily updated as new information comes to hand.

Having said that, there are a number of relevant publications that visitors to this website might enjoy.

This page will eventually be updated with opportunities for further reading.

Additional Reading

“The Seawatchers, the Story of Australia’s Coast Radio Service” by Lawrence Durrant (ISBN 0 207 15 198 9) 


Links to web sites with additional or complementary information: External Links