by Tim Flannery
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A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation, which occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans. Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz's 1606 expedition at Cape York -- the bloody outcome of which would sadly foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal peoples -- and running through Robyn Davidson's 1977 camelback ride through the desolate Outback deserts, The Explorers bristles with the enterprise that Flannery explains as "heroic, for nowhere else did explorers face such an obdurate country."

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ISBN-13: 9780802137197
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: 1 AMER ED
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

This Extraordinary Continent by Tim Flannery1
Willem Jansz, 160617
Jan Carstensz, 162318
François Pelsaert, 162921
Abel Tasman, 164223
William Dampier, 168826
Willem de Vlamingh, 1696-9728
William Dampier, 169932
James Cook, 177035
Joseph Banks, 177037
Arthur Phillip, 178852
Arthur Bowes Smyth, 178857
Watkin Tench, 179159
John Price, 179871
Matthew Flinders, 1802-375
François Péron, 180281
Francis Barrallier, 180290
Nicholas Pateshall, 180393
Te Pahi, 1805-699
Páloo Máta Môigna, 1806107
Gregory Blaxland, 1813111
George Evans,1814116
John Oxley, 1817118
John Oxley, 1818120
Hamilton Hume, 1824124
Jules Dumont d'Urville, 1826130
Charles Sturt, 1830133
George Augustus Robinson, 1831148
John Lhotsky, 1834152
George Frankland, 1835158
John Batman, 1835163
Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, 1836171
John Graham, 1836178
George Grey, 1838185
Warrup, 1839189
Edward John Eyre, 1841192
William Wall, 1844208
Ludwig Leichhardt, 1844212
Charles Sturt, 1845226
John Ainsworth Horrocks, 1846237
Jackey Jackey, 1848241
John MacGillivray, 1848247
Gerard Krefft, 1857252
John McDouall Stuart, 1858-60254
William Wills, 1861258
John King, 1861265
Alfred Howitt, 1861270
W. P. Auld, 1862274
Georg Neumayer, 1862278
Alexander and Frank Jardine, 1864287
Peter Egerton Warburton, 1873290
Ernest Giles, 1874301
John Forrest, 1874313
Robert Logan Jack, 1879317
Emily Caroline Creaghe, 1883321
Carl Lumholtz, 1883327
David Carnegie, 1896335
Lawrence Wells, 1897341
Louis de Rougemont, 1899349
Hedley Herbert Finlayson, 1931352
Michael Terry, 1932356
Olive Pink, 1933361
Cecil Madigan, 1939363
Robyn Davidson, 1977367
W.J. Peasley, 1977372
Sources and Further Reading 381381

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