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European Voyaging Towards Australia – Edited by John Hardy and Alan Frost

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Octavo, 171 pages with illustrations. Soft cover but here bound in a maroon cloth covered hard binding (retaining the softcover wrapper) with gilt title to spine. A very good copy.

Derived from an international colloquium at the Chateau d‘Entrecasteaux in 1987, held as a prelude to the Australian Bicentenary.

Covers many aspects of European voyaging Australia. Different motives that prompted voyaging - whether gain, scientific curiosity, or imperial rivalry. The hardships endured by the sailors and attempts to improve the health of crews. Attitudes to the indigenous inhabitants by the Dutch, Spanish, English and French.

Interesting well researched succinct essays

Price: $35.00

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