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The Resource Batavia : betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)

Batavia : betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)

Label
Batavia : betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history
Title
Batavia
Title remainder
betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story begins in 1629, when the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies, laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland. The magnificent ship is already boiling over with a mutinous plot that is just about to break into the open when, just off the coast of Western Australia, it strikes an unseen reef in the middle of the night. While Commandeur Francisco Pelsaert decides to take the long-boat across 2000 miles of open sea for help, his second-in-command Jeronimus Cornelisz takes over, quickly deciding that 250 people on a small island is unwieldy for the small number of supplies they have. Quietly, he puts forward a plan to 40 odd mutineers how they could save themselves, kill most of the rest and spare only a half-dozen or so women, including his personal fancy, Lucretia Jansz, one of the noted beauties of Holland, to service their sexual needs. A reign of terror begins, countered only by a previously anonymous soldier Wiebbe Hayes, who begins to gather to him those are prepared to do what it takes to survive
Cataloging source
VALP
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
919.41
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Richard Aspel
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aspel, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Batavia (Ship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Mutiny
  • Survival
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Batavia : betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000048176514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (17 hr.)
Isbn
9781742855547
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 120129
System control number
(OCoLC)771784226
Label
Batavia : betrayal, shipwreck, murder, sexual slavery, courage : a spine-chilling chapter in Australian history, Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000048176514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (17 hr.)
Isbn
9781742855547
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 120129
System control number
(OCoLC)771784226

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