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The Resource Great South Land

Great South Land

Label
Great South Land
Title
Great South Land
Statement of responsibility
Rob Mundle
Creator
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Subject
Genre
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 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
Writing style
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10491226
Cataloging source
ANL
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Mundle, Rob
Dewey number
994.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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True
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  • Transport
  • History
Target audience
adult
Label
Great South Land
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_157224
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705605
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Great South Land
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_157224
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705605
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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