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The Resource The savage shore : extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia, Graham Seal

The savage shore : extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia, Graham Seal

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The savage shore : extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia
Title
The savage shore
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extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia
Statement of responsibility
Graham Seal
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The search for the great south land began in ancient times and remained a matter of colourful myth and cartographical fantasy until the Dutch East India Company started sending ships in the early 1600s. Graham Seal tells the story of the two centuries it took to discover Australia through many voyages by the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese and Macassans, followed only later by the English. It's a story of danger at sea, dramatic shipwrecks, much missing gold, and terrible loss of life. It is also a story of amazing feats of navigation and survival against the odds. It's been long suspected that survivors of an early 18th century shipwreck off Western Australia went onshore and lived with the local Aborigines. Graham Seal draws on recent research to confirm that these Dutch survivors were in fact the first European settlers in Australia
Summary
The search for the great south land began in ancient times and remained a matter of colourful myth and cartographical fantasy until the Dutch East India Company started sending ships in the early 1600s. Graham Seal tells the story of the two centuries it took to discover Australia through many voyages by the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese and Macassans, followed only later by the English. It's a story of danger at sea, dramatic shipwrecks, much missing gold, and terrible loss of life. It is also a story of amazing feats of navigation and survival against the odds. It's been long suspected that survivors of an early 18th century shipwreck off Western Australia went onshore and lived with the local Aborigines. Graham Seal draws on recent research to confirm that these Dutch survivors were in fact the first European settlers in Australia.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639920
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seal, Graham
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Folklore
  • Shipwrecks
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia
Label
The savage shore : extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia, Graham Seal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- 1. Imagining the unknown Southland -- 2. First encounters -- 3. "More like monsters" -- 4. Blood islands -- 5. Paper voyages -- 6. Death of the dragon -- 7. Cliffs of fire -- 8. The ship of doom -- 9. Skeleton coasts -- 10. Empires collide -- 11. The unknown coast -- 12. The last legend -- 13. Surviving the Southland -- Afterword : with the bones
Control code
000054670820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760111076
Lccn
2014481378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963681808
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907273101
Label
The savage shore : extraordinary stories of survival and tragedy from the early voyages of discovery to Australia, Graham Seal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- 1. Imagining the unknown Southland -- 2. First encounters -- 3. "More like monsters" -- 4. Blood islands -- 5. Paper voyages -- 6. Death of the dragon -- 7. Cliffs of fire -- 8. The ship of doom -- 9. Skeleton coasts -- 10. Empires collide -- 11. The unknown coast -- 12. The last legend -- 13. Surviving the Southland -- Afterword : with the bones
Control code
000054670820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760111076
Lccn
2014481378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963681808
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907273101

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