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The Resource Great south land, Rob Mundle

Great south land, Rob Mundle

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Great south land
Title
Great south land
Statement of responsibility
Rob Mundle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many, the colonial story of Australia starts with Captain Cook's discovery of the east coast in 1770, but it was some 164 years before his historic voyage that European mariners began their romance with the immensity of the Australian continent. Between 1606 and 1688, while the British had their hands full with the Gunpowder Plot and the English Civil War, it was highly skilled Dutch seafarers who, by design, chance or shipwreck, discovered and mapped the majority of the vast, unknown waters and land masses in the Indian and Southern Oceans.This is the setting that sees Rob Mundle back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of Australian maritime history. It is the story of 17th-century European mariners - sailors, adventurers and explorers - who became transfixed by the idea of the existence of a Great South Land: 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Rob takes you aboard the tiny ship, Duyfken, in 1605 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia on the western coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. In the decades that followed, more Dutch mariners, like Hartog, Tasman, and Janszoon (for a second time), discovered and mapped the majority of the coast of what would become Australia. Yet, incredibly, the Dutch made no effort to lay claim to it, or establish any settlements. This process began with British explorer and former pirate William Dampier on the west coast in 1688, and by the time Captain Cook arrived in 1770, all that was to be done was chart the east coast and claim what the Dutch had discovered
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Mundle, Rob
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
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  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Great south land, Rob Mundle
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  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xviii, 402 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459699649
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154525
  • (Sirsi) a154525
Label
Great south land, Rob Mundle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xviii, 402 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459699649
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154525
  • (Sirsi) a154525

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