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The Resource Northern voyagers : Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history, Alan Powell

Northern voyagers : Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history, Alan Powell

Label
Northern voyagers : Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history
Title
Northern voyagers
Title remainder
Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history
Statement of responsibility
Alan Powell
Title variation
Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The maritime history of Australia's monsoon coast, stretching from Broome to Thursday Island, has a known story that is far older, more complex and more redolent of men against the sea than any other coast of the continent. Here came the earliest explorers of Australia, the greatest of her hydrographic surveyors, the whole of her pearling fleets, the trepang and trochus-shell gatherers of the East Indies, the seaborne missionaries of Cape York, Arnhem Land and the Kimberley shore, the bold entrepreneurs who forged and kept open the thin line of sea transport that alone enabled European settlement to survive on that long and lonely coast. Here, too, was fought the only real naval war in Australias history and here the Royal Australian Navy still holds the front line in the country's defence. Annotation pending
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
XNLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Alan
Dewey number
919.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Seafaring life
  • Coastal settlements
  • Australia, Northern
  • Australia, Northern
  • Australia, Northern
Label
Northern voyagers : Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history, Alan Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 396-405
Contents
The seekers -- The surveyors -- Settlers and sailors -- Interregnum -- War -- Change and Continuity
Control code
000046658034
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 435 p., [30] p. of plates
Isbn
9781921509933
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)702658427
Terms governing use
©2010 Alan Powell.
Label
Northern voyagers : Australia's monsoon coast in maritime history, Alan Powell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 396-405
Contents
The seekers -- The surveyors -- Settlers and sailors -- Interregnum -- War -- Change and Continuity
Control code
000046658034
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 435 p., [30] p. of plates
Isbn
9781921509933
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)702658427
Terms governing use
©2010 Alan Powell.

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