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The Savage Shore
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The search for the great south land began in ancient times and was a matter of colourful myth and cartographical fantasy until the Dutch East India Company started sending ships in the early seventeenth century. Graham Seal tells stories from the centuries it took to discover Australia through many voyages by the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Macassans. Captain Cook arrived long after the continent had been found. This is a gripping account of danger at sea, dramatic shipwrecks, courageous castaways, murder, much missing gold, and terrible loss of life. It is also a period of amazing feats of navigation and survival against the odds. We now know the Dutch were far more active in the early exploration of Australia than is generally understood, and were most likely the first European settlers of the continent. 'It is great to have a book that covers the whole, truly amazing, story of the maritime discovery of Australia. It also adds great insight into the mostly tragic clash of cultures between the Europeans and indigenous people.' - John Longley AM, Chair of the Duyfken Foundation
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Map Introduction Notes on usage Prologue 1 Imagining the unknown Southland 2 First encounters 3 'More like monsters' 4 Blood islands 5 Paper voyages 6 Death of the dragon 7 Cliffs of fire 8 The ship of doom 9 Skeleton coasts 10 Empires collide 11 The unknown coast 12 The last legend 13 Surviving the Southland Afterword: With the bones Acknowledgements Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on Australian cultural history. He is author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories and Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories.

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'It is great to have a book that covers the whole, truly amazing, story of the maritime discovery of Australia. It also adds great insight into the mostly tragic clash of cultures between the Europeans and indigenous people.' - John Longley AM, Chair of the Duyfken Foundation

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