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Batavia's Graveyard

Batavia's Graveyard Author : Mike Dash
Release : 2011-05-12
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 1780220588
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The true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny - 'An adult version of LORD OF THE FLIES that is, moreover, entirely true' Evening Standard When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving fewer than 80 people alive when the rescue boat arrived three months later. BATAVIA'S GRAVEYARD tells this strange story as a gripping narrative structured around three strong principal characters: Francisco Pelsaert, the cultivated but weak-willed captain; Jeronimus Cornelisz, a sinister apothecary with a terrifying personal philosophy influenced by Rosicrucianism who set himself up as the ruler of the island; and Wiebbe Hayes, the only survivor with the courage to fight Jeronimus's band. The background to these events, including the story of the Dutch East India Company, and the discovery of Australia, is richly drawn.

Imagined Australia

Imagined Australia Author : Renata Summo-O'Connell
Release : 2009
Publisher : Peter Lang
ISBN : 9783034300087
File Size : 37.21 MB
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From Terra Nullius to Land of Opportunities and Last Frontier, the European dream has constructed and deconstructed Australia to feed its imagination of new societies. At the same time Australia has over the last two centuries forged and re-invented its own liaisons with Europe arguably to carve out its identity. From the arts to social sciences, to society itself, a complex dynamic has grown between the two continents in ways that invite study and discussion. A transnational research group has begun its collective investigation project of which this first volume is the outcome. The book is a substantial multidisciplinary collection of current research and offers critical perspectives on culture, literature and history around themes at the heart of the Imagined Australia project. The essays instigate reflection, discovery and discussion of how reciprocal imagining between Australia and Europe has articulated itself and ways and dimensions in which a relationship between communities, imagined and not, has unfolded.

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dead Men Tell No Tales Author : Joseph Gibbs
Release : 2007
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN : 9781570036934
File Size : 70.10 MB
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A chronicle of murders, mutiny, and mayhem carried out by a real pirate of the Caribbean

Voices from the Past

Voices from the Past Author : Jan Bassett
Release : 1994
Publisher :
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The Archives of the Kong Koan of Batavia

The Archives of the Kong Koan of Batavia Author : Lâeonard Blussâe
Release : 2003-01-01
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004131576
File Size : 82.99 MB
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The first study of the archive of the Kong Koan, the only relatively complete archive of a "diaspora" Chinese urban community in Southeast Asia, offering many new insights into Overseas Chinese life between 1780-1965.

Murder and Mayhem in Seventeenth-century Cambodia

Murder and Mayhem in Seventeenth-century Cambodia Author : Alfons Van der Kraan
Release : 2009
Publisher :
File Size : 79.93 MB
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This book tells the story of the conflict from 1636 to 1645 between Cambodia and the Dutch East India Company (VOC), which has the dubious distinction of being history's first conflict between a mainland Southeast Asian state and a European power. It affords a glimpse into the largely unknown period in Cambodian history between the fall of Angkor in the mid-fifteenth century and the arrival of the French in the late-nineteenth century.

Australian Shipwrecks: 1622-1850

Australian Shipwrecks: 1622-1850 Author : Charles Bateson
Release : 1972
Publisher : Raupo
File Size : 59.76 MB
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This publication covers shipwrecks in Australian waters from the wreck of the East India Company's Tryal in 1622, until the end of December 1850.

Peach's Australia

Peach's Australia Author : William Peach
Release : 1976
Publisher :
File Size : 66.47 MB
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Mentions Aborigines of Nullarbor Plain; Tommy, guide of Giles Expedition; Torres Strait Islanders.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
File Size : 72.93 MB
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Asia Pacific Shipping

Asia Pacific Shipping Author :
Release : 2003
Publisher :
File Size : 59.49 MB
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Sea History

Sea History Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
File Size : 75.77 MB
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APAIS, Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS, Australian Public Affairs Information Service Author :
Release : 1999
Publisher :
File Size : 40.79 MB
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Vol. for 1963 includes section Current Australian serials; a subject list.