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} oziexplorer courses

OziExplorer is an incredible piece of software that's sold over 500,000 copies, if you want some help learning how to get the most out of it, we can help. We run regular courses lead by local OziExplorer expert Brian Tanner. There are two different courses, one covers the PC/laptop version and the other covers Hema Maps EziOzi interface (a modified for ease of use OziExplorerCE) found on the new Hema Navigator (HN5i). All courses are run at our store in Fremantle.

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} the return of an epic

Phillip Parker King has been described as the greatest of Australia's early marine surveyors. But while the achievements of Cook and Flinders are widely known, this is the first telling of King's story.

Unlike Cook and Flinders, King was Australian-born—the son of Philip Gidley King, governor of New South Wales. In a series of gruelling voyages between 1817 and 1822, King charted most of the north-west coast of Australia from the eastern tip of Arnhem Land all the way round to Cape Leeuwin and King George Sound. He surveyed Macquarie Harbour in Van Diemen's Land and the treacherous waters inside the Great Barrier Reef, filling gaps in the work of his famous predecessors.

Marsden Hordern, a splendid storyteller, creates for the reader a sense of following, engrossed, in King's wake. The hazards of reefs, shoals and tides are ever-present, as is delight in unfamiliar wildlife and curiosity about the Aboriginal people.

The question left hanging is whether King might be better known today had he been a less capable, good and faithful servant of the Crown, and more inclined to the excess and ineptitude of certain other early explorers.

Winner of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for General History.

Companion volume to Mariners are Warned!, another prize-winning maritime biography by the same author.

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} locaboat holidays
Ever fancied swanning about on the European waterways in a Penichette canal boat? Locaboat has a whole range of different vessels to suit your needs and they're available all over Europe. As the WA agent for Locaboat we can answer all of your questions and book your holiday for you.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

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BA 1901 - Smeaton Pass and The Narrow The Kimberley BA 861 - Mohammedia and Casablanca 1922 Antarctica Historical Map RYA Go Cruising 2332-IV-SE Pingelly Topographic Map
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The Oxford Australian Curriculum Atlas 5 & 6 provides engaging coverage of all of the Years 5–6 geography, history and science Australian Curriculum content.

The professional support expands this coverage, providing practical and inquiry-based activities, along with digital interactive topic introductions to help students explore new information and make meaningful connections to existing knowledge.

Students explore more advanced map-reading skills. A wider range of detailed maps are complemented by case studies linked to the geography, history and science content.
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This is a really old and really cool historical map of Exmouth from the year 1969.

This historical map is a replica of the original and can be laminated if that's your thing.

We can also print them in smaller sizes, just ask us what other dimensions are available.
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This France 2014 map from Michelin is part of their red national map series. These are perfect for route planning as well as getting around by car once you're there. They clearly mark out major roads and also show many of the more important minor roads.

The map's simple folding design with durable paper cover, allows it to be read like a book and easily folded back together. Road numbers and intermediate distances are clearly displayed with the more scenic routes highlighted in green.

The map also features:

  • Political boundaries
  • Regional and National Parks
  • Important sights such as castles, ruins, and churches
  • Driving Times and Distances
  • Road Safety Information
  • A legend in multiple languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish)

Michelin reference no. 721.

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This is a really old and really cool historical map of New Zealand from the year 1897.

This historical map is a replica of the original and can be laminated if that's your thing.

We can also print them in smaller sizes, just ask us what other dimensions are available.
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