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The Resource Castaway : the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858, Robert Macklin

Castaway : the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858, Robert Macklin

Label
Castaway : the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858
Title
Castaway
Title remainder
the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macklin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground. Scrambling aboard a longboat, the survivors undertook a perilous voyage, crossing almost 1000 kilometres of the Coral Sea before reaching the shores of the Daintree region in far north Queensland, where, abandoned by his shipmates and left for dead, Narcisse was rescued by the local Aboriginal people. For seventeen years he lived with them, growing to manhood and participating fully in their world - until in 1875 he was discovered by the crew of a pearling lugger and wrenched from his Aboriginal family. Taken back to his 'real' life in France, he became a lighthouse keeper, married and had another family, all the while dreaming of what he had left behind... Drawing from firsthand interviews with Narcisse after his return to France and other contemporary accounts of exploration and survival, and documenting the spread of European settlement in Queensland and the brutal frontier wars that followed, Robert Macklin weaves an unforgettable tale of a young man caught between two cultures in a time of transformation and upheaval
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macklin, Robert
Dewey number
994.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pelletier, Narcisse
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival
  • Castaways
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
Label
Castaway : the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858, Robert Macklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065336012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733638497
Lccn
be2019024689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1096468732
Label
Castaway : the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858, Robert Macklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065336012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733638497
Lccn
be2019024689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1096468732

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