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The Resource Lying for the admiralty : Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage, Margaret Cameron-Ash ; foreword by : John Howard

Lying for the admiralty : Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage, Margaret Cameron-Ash ; foreword by : John Howard

Label
Lying for the admiralty : Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage
Title
Lying for the admiralty
Title remainder
Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cameron-Ash ; foreword by : John Howard
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Admiralty sends Cook to observe the transit of Venus he is also told to find new territories for Britain and to take steps secretly to get in ahead of the French. Never have Cook's journals and charts been subjected to such unbiased, forensic examination. The doubts, puzzles and queries raised by J.C. Beaglehole, Cook's renowned editor and biographer, are answered. Cook's discoveries had to remain secret until Britain could afford to send an occupation force to fortify the place and keep out the French hence the publication of Cook's censored journal and charts. From the Foreword by John Howard: 'The author mounts a strong circumstantial case that Cook both discovered Bass Strait and actually gazed upon Sydney Harbour. Her proposition is that Cook and some of his party walked overland from Botany Bay to the Harbour... Her case is based on documentary and circumstantial evidence gleaned after meticulous research. She argues that deliberate obfuscation and distortion were tools of trade for the British Admiralty, then effectively run by its long serving and very able Secretary Philip Stephens. Such was the colonial rivalry of the time that paranoia about Admiralty leaks were an incentive for deliberate inaccuracies to be included in formal reports of voyages and exploration
Summary
Never have Cook's journals and charts been subjected to such unbiased, forensic examination. The doubts, puzzles and queries raised by J.C. Beaglehole, Cook's renowned editor and biographer, are answered. Cook's discoveries had to remain secret until Britain could afford to send an occupation force to fortify the place and keep out the French hence the publication of Cook's censored journal and charts.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10667346
Cataloging source
ANL
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Cameron-Ash, Margaret
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Howard, John
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, James
  • Endeavour (Ship)
  • Explorers
  • Voyages around the world
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Target audience
general
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Label
Lying for the admiralty : Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage, Margaret Cameron-Ash ; foreword by : John Howard
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages216-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061926737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780648043966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1027961439
Label
Lying for the admiralty : Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage, Margaret Cameron-Ash ; foreword by : John Howard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages216-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061926737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780648043966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1027961439

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