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The Resource Great south land, Rob Mundle

Great south land, Rob Mundle

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Great south land
Title
Great south land
Statement of responsibility
Rob Mundle
Title variation
Great south land
Title variation remainder
how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook..
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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 1605 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia on the western 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
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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True
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  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Great south land, Rob Mundle
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055403980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780733332371
Lccn
2015462394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)914088251
Label
Great south land, Rob Mundle
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055403980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780733332371
Lccn
2015462394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)914088251

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