Dampier, The Dutch And The Great South Land

Dampier, The Dutch And The Great South Land by Rob Mundle


Authors
Rob Mundle
ISBN
9780733338663
Published
Released
23 / 10 / 2017
Binding
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
130 x 197 x 22mm

The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook Rob Mundle is back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of Australian maritime history. It is the story of 17th-century European mariners - sailors, adventurers and explorers - who became transfixed by the idea of the existence of a Great South Land: ‘Terra Australis Incognita'. Rob takes you aboard the tiny ship, Duyfken, in 1606 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia – on the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. In the decades that followed, more Dutch mariners, like Hartog, Tasman, and Janszoon (for a second time), discovered and mapped the majority of the coast of what would become Australia. Yet, incredibly, the Dutch made no effort to lay claim to it, or establish any settlements. This process began with British explorer and former pirate William Dampier on the west coast in 1688, and by the time Captain Cook arrived in 1770, all that was to be done was chart the east coast and claim what the Dutch had discovered.
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