Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book #1 – POD Edition


Traditional print version out of stock. You are purchasing the print on demand edition!

This is a slightly lower quality product than the original. The paper stock is a lower grade and uncoated, presenting a matt finish rather than a gloss. The book contains all the same content of the original but is priced to match this slightly lower print quality. Depending on demand I may have the book reprinted in the traditional way, which requires a significant upfront outlay. If instead you would like to put your name down on the backorder list please click here.

Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania Book 1 is a number #1 best selling title with over 5500 books sold Australia wide, wonderful Fathers Day Gifts, birthday presents or Christmas stocking fillers for the man of the house. This joyful and highly acclaimed collection of tall tales and striking black and white portrait and seascape photographs is set deep in the southern seas, where the Roaring Forties batter Australia’s smallest state – Tasmania. Meet tough salt encrusted sailors, fishermen and shipwrights, who have made passage and experienced high adventures across all the worlds oceans on vessels large and small. In Book 1 you will round Cape Horn on a fully rigged Windjammer, compete in the Three Peaks Race, craft from Huon Pine the stunning 8 meter class yacht Varg, live the life of a river rat, step in the footprints of Joshua Slocum, race district dinghies, encounter whales and visit Hells Gates amongst other adventures.

  • Over 240 pages of stunning B+W images
  • Tasmanian number #1 best seller
  • Over 5250 copies sold Australia wide
  • Hard Cover coffee table book

If you have already bought book 1, you can find more tales and adventures in the second book in the series here.


What The Smith Journal had to say.

Both Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania books, by resident author and photographer Andrew Wilson, are not only homages in words and images to his island home, they are also love letters to the sea and those that cast away their lines and set forth seeking adventure and fortune across the globe.

Coffee table books for anyone who wishes to be swept away, and great Fathers Day gifts or year round presents for those hard to buy for granddads, dads and sons!