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The Resource Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise, Robert Purdie, surgeon's mate of HMS Investigator ; [edited and with an introduction by Matthew Fishburn]

Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise, Robert Purdie, surgeon's mate of HMS Investigator ; [edited and with an introduction by Matthew Fishburn]

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Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise
Title
Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise
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Robert Purdie, surgeon's mate of HMS Investigator ; [edited and with an introduction by Matthew Fishburn]
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Language
eng
Summary
A lively account of sailing with Matthew Flinders, written by a young surgeon in the Royal Navy who survived the wreck of HMS Porpoise off the Queensland coast in 1803. This hitherto almost unknown account is now shown to have been written by Surgeon's Mate Robert Purdie, a junior officer on board HMS Investigator. Purdie's lengthy "Narrative" is the earliest published account of any Investigator veteran and the only account of life on Wreck Reef in the Coral Sea after the foundering of the Porpoise and Cato, and of the survivors who made their own way back to England. First published as an anonymous serial in the famous journal The Naval Chronicle in late 1806 and early 1807, the only other major published eyewitness account of the wreck was by Matthew Flinders himself, in his Voyage to Terra Australis (1814)
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Naval chronicle
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Purdie, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1973-
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Fishburn, Matthew
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  • Flinders, Matthew
  • Purdie, Robert
  • HMS Porpoise
  • Shipwrecks
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise, Robert Purdie, surgeon's mate of HMS Investigator ; [edited and with an introduction by Matthew Fishburn]
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Note
"First printed anonymously in the Naval chronicle 1806 & 1807"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
iii, 134 pages
Isbn
9781875567737
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a127959
  • (Sirsi) a127959
Label
Narrative of the wreck of HMS Porpoise, Robert Purdie, surgeon's mate of HMS Investigator ; [edited and with an introduction by Matthew Fishburn]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First printed anonymously in the Naval chronicle 1806 & 1807"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
iii, 134 pages
Isbn
9781875567737
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a127959
  • (Sirsi) a127959

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