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Banks Bros & Street, Sydney - first edition, 1982. hardcover, 9" x 6", with dust jacket. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Dark-blue cloth-bound boards with gold type to spine, map endpapers (portions of 2 charts), 24 colour plates, 1 x colour map, over 100 b&w photographs (pilots, personalities, notable ships, ports), a few documents reproduced in text, list of licenced pilots, bibliography, index. Traces the growth of the Barrier Reef Pilot Service from its beginnings; a century of pilotage by 130 master mariners. A book full of stories of old sea captains, eccentric seamen, dealing with strange ships in strange situations, cyclones, their World War Two roles, and all associated with this proud service. Our copy has smudge on page 12 not affecting text.