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Author Mattingley, Christobel.

Title My father's islands : Abel Tasman's heroic voyages / Christobel Mattingley
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2012

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 MELB CRC  JUNIOR FICTION Mat/Mfi  AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume
Contents Hello! Call me Claesgen -- From cows and canals to captain -- Smugglers, blockades and a portrait -- Gold and silver islands -- To the unknown South Land -- The long watch -- Van Diemen's land -- The Tasman Sea and second landfall -- Murderers Bay -- The long sail for food and water -- Finally a welcome -- Adrift -- Water at last -- Dark, rough, and dirty weather -- no sun, no moon, no stars -- Calms, currents, earthquakes and encounters -- Coconuts, coconuts and more coconuts -- So many large and small islands there is no counting them -- We kept doing our best -- My father's special island -- Some very special memories -- Tasman's later years
Summary Uses a story format to describe the experiences of explorer Abel Tasman and his crew during their voyages around Tasmania, New Zealand and the Pacific. Told from the perspective of Tasman's daughter, Claesgen, who lived in Batavia with her stepmother and was eager to hear her father's stories when he returned from his travels. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Audience For primary school age
Subject Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659 -- Travel -- Juvenile literature.
Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659 -- Travel.
Discoveries in geography -- Dutch -- Juvenile literature
Discoveries in geography -- Dutch
Islands of the Pacific -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Juvenile literature.
New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Juvenile literature.
New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch.
Islands of the Pacific -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch.
Tasmania -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Juvenile literature.
Tasmania -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author National Library of Australia.
ISBN 0642277362 (paperback)
9780642277367 (paperback)