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The Resource Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land : the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook, Rob Mundle

Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land : the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook, Rob Mundle

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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land : the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook
Title
Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land
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the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook
Statement of responsibility
Rob Mundle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook Rob Mundle is 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 1606 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia - on the 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
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mundle, Rob
Dewey number
994.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dampier, William
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land : the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook, Rob Mundle
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • "The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060582689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780733338663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000157293
Label
Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land : the extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook, Rob Mundle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2015
  • "The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060582689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780733338663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1000157293

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