Joyita: Solving the Mystery

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Auckland University Press, Nov 1, 2013 - History - 144 pages
In 1955 the United States-owned ship Joyita mysteriously disappeared while sailing between Apia, Samoa, and Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was discovered in poor condition near Fiji five weeks later, but no trace has ever been found of the 25 crew and passengers who had been aboard. This is an account of events and a thorough investigation of possible explanations. It evokes the exotic expatriate life of the mid-century Pacific Islands with colorful characters and unexpected relationships.

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The Joyita and its People
The Fatal Voyage
4The Commission of Inquiry
Later Theories
6What Must Have Happened
7What Became of Dusty Miller?

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David Wright received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is a lecturer in English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of numerous articles and papers and several books, including Ironies of Ulysses and Characters of Joyce. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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