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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
"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; James Cook; Jean François 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.


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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