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The Rattlesnake : a voyage of discovery to the Coral Sea

Author: Jordan Goodman
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Australia's spectacular Great Barrier Reef was a graveyard for shipping. HMS Rattlesnake, an aging British warship, was commissioned in 1846 to survey this magnificent 'Coral Sea' and to produce the first detailed chart of the New Guinea coast. Every reef, every shoal, every rock hazard had to be located and mapped with extreme accuracy. At stake was the preeminence of British sea power - and the ambitions of those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Student Collection
Named Person: Owen Stanley; Thomas Henry Huxley; William MacGillivray; Thomas Henry Huxley; William MacGillivray; Owen Stanley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Goodman
ISBN: 0571210732 9780571210732 0571210783 9780571210787
OCLC Number: 57381396
Description: x, 357 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: London, 1846 --
Portsmouth, 1846 --
A taste of the tropics: Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, 1847 --
The bullion run: Cape colony and Mauritius, 1847 --
Australia Felix: Hobart, Sydney and Twofold Bay,1847 --
Not waltzes and polkas: The great and barrier reef, 1847 $ 1848 --
Edmund Kennedy and Cape York, 1848 --
The Cape, the Furnace and Cockroaches, 1848 & 1849 --
Tristes Tropiques: The Louisiade Archipelago and New Guinnea, 1849 --
A white woman and Darnley Island, 1845 & 1850 --
Death of a Captain: Sydney, 1850 --
Genting Home, 1850
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HMS Rattlesnake, an aging British warship, was commissioned in 1846 to survey Australia's Great Barrier Reef and to produce the first detailed chart of the New Guinea coast. At stake was the  Read more...

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