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
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.
'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