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Author Seal, Graham, 1950- author.

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

Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.01 SEAL    DUE 02-01-20
Physical description xxi, 298 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-286) and index.
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.
Subject Folklore -- Australia -- Bibliography.
Shipwrecks -- Australia.
Explorers -- Australia.
Discoveries in geography.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Portuguese.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- Bibliography.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Makasar (Indonesian people)
Australia -- History -- 17th century.
Australia -- History -- 18th century.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- English.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Portugese.
ISBN 9781760111076