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Author Anderson, Stephanie.

Title Pelletier : the forgotten castaway of Cape York / introductory essay & translation by Stephanie Anderson ; from the original book Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages : les aventures de Narcisse Pelletier by Constant Merland ; ethnographic commentary by Athol Chase.

Published Melbourne : Melbourne Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.3803092 PELL/ ANDE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  994.380309 And    AVAILABLE
Physical description 370 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-369)
Summary "French cabin boy Narcisse Pelletier was fourteen years old when the Saint-Paul was shipwrecked near Rossel Island off New Guinea in 1858. After a gruelling voyage in a longboat across the Coral Sea to Cape York, he was rescued by a coastal Aboriginal family and remained with them as a member of the Uutaalnganu people for seventeen years. Even though it is all but forgotten in Australia, and in France his Cape York experience is known only in its broad outlines, his story rivals that of the famous William Buckley. Now, for the first time, this remarkable true story is presented in English, complemented by an in-depth introductory essay and ethnographic commentary.This book is required reading for anyone with an interest in Australian history, anthropology, or the intriguing pre-colonial world of a coastal Aboriginal people."--Publisher's website.
Other author Merland, Constant, 1808-1885. Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages.
Chase, Athol Kennedy.
Subject Pelletier, Narcisse.
Shipwreck victims -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Biography.
Castaways -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Biography.
Shipwrecks -- Coral Sea.
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.
Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Social life and customs.
Queensland -- History -- 1851-1891.
ISBN 9781877096679 (pbk.) : $39.95