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Author McHugh, Evan.

Title 1606 : an epic adventure / Evan McHugh
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.01 Mch/Sos  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  994.01 Mch/Sos  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The Little Dove -- Torres -- The Brouwer Route -- Desert island -- Tasman -- Wreck and rescue revisited -- The buccaneer's hideout -- The miserable south land -- The British are coming -- Cook -- The race for Botany Bay -- Australia
Summary "Until 1606 the Great South Land was a mystery to Europeans. When Dutchman Willem Janszoon, captain of the Duyfken, landed at Cape York 400 years ago he thought he was in New Guinea. By the time Matthew Flinders' charts were published in 1814 Australia had emerged on the map and in name. This book tells the stories of the seafaring explorers, the shipwrecks, mutinies and daring escapes that came after Janszoon, including the voyages of Torres and La Perouse, Dampier, Cook and D'Entrecasteaux. These are tales of adventure, discovery and navigational triumph in the face of hardship, starvation and disaster at the far end of the world."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Discovery and exploration
History, 1801-1900
History, Pre-1801
Sea navigation
Notes The story of the European discovery of Australia is a fascinating tale of daring ; it's a tale of seafarers and the spirit of enquiry that spurred them on
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages [225]-227) and index
Subject Discoveries in geography.
Explorers -- Australia -- History -- 17th century.
Explorers -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Marriage records -- Australia -- Victoria -- Indexes.
Ocean travel -- History -- 17th century.
Recording and registration -- Australia -- Victoria.
Registers of births, etc. -- Australia -- Victoria -- Indexes.
Sailors -- Australia -- History -- 17th century.
Sailors -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Seafaring life -- History -- 17th century.
Shipwrecks -- Australia.
Voyages and travels -- History.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- European
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Victoria -- Genealogy -- Indexes.
Victoria -- Registers -- Indexes.
Author Victoria. Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
LC no. 2006373844
ISBN 0868408662 (paperback)
9780868408668 (paperback)
Other Titles Sixteen hundred and six