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Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas by Craig Cormick
  

Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas

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Synopsis

Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas by Craig Cormick

Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas tells 15 fascinating stories . some iconic, many little known until now . of shipwreck, mutiny, piracy and marooning in the region of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, concentrating on stories from the age of sail and steam. Gripping, engaging storytelling is the key to this book. These stories cover the gamut of human emotion and character: survival, courage, cowardice and treachery, as well as humour, mystery and the absurd. Featured stories include the wreck of the Batavia in the Abrolhos in 1629; Eliza Fraser cast away among the aboriginal population on Fraser Island, Queensland in 1836; the wrecks on the subantarctic islands near New Zealand that left people stranded for years before discovery; and the tragic wreck of the Loch Ard, with only two survivors.

About the Author

Craig Cormick is a Canberra-based author and science communicator. He has a PhD in creative communication of history, has published over a dozen books and his writing awards include the ACT Book of the Year Award (1999) for Unwritten Histories and a Queensland Premier's Literary Award (2006) for A Funny Thing Happened at 27,000 Feet. His sea voyages have included travelling to Iceland from Norway, voyaging to Australia's three stations in Antarctica and sailing aboard the New Endeavour - he is yet to be shipwrecked and have to eat other survivors.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2011

Author

Craig Cormick

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Publisher

Murdoch Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Australasian & Pacific history
Maritime history
Geographical discovery & exploration

ISBN

9781741967876

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