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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals

Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the most revealing narrative so far written of Cook's astonishing voyage along the east coast of Australia. It also casts new light on the little-known voyage by Jean de Surville; Blainey argues that the Frenchman was in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour months before Cook arrived. Eventually Cook set out to explore the hazardous Barrier Reef and find a way through Torres Strait, while the Frenchman searched  Read more...
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Named Person: James Cook; Jean François de Surville; James Cook; Jean-François-Marie de Surville
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Blainey
ISBN: 9780670072231 0670072230 9780670073160 0670073164
OCLC Number: 254126442
Description: xi, 420 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Towards the Land of the Long Canoes --
A Missing Continent --
A French Floating Bazaar --
Young Nick's Day --
The Sea of Surville --
Two Ships Went Sailing By --
Wild Musicians and Wilder Seas --
Where Are all the People? --
In Botany Bay --
Into the Coral Jaws --
A Seductive Moon --
In Cook's River-Camp --
Kangaru --
A Happy Puff of Wind --
The Guns of Mournin --
Deadly Cloud over Java --
Is there War in Europe? --
Two Voyages and their Ripples --
Postscript: Who was the Discoverer?
Responsibility: Geoffrey Blainey.

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In 1769, two ships set out in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship (the St Jean-Baptiste) commanded by Jean de Surville, and a British naval vessel (the Endeavour) commanded by James  Read more...

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