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Sent Forth A Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken

Sent Forth A Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken

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Sent Forth A Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken

Sent Forth A Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken

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Product Overview

Product No:
2803778
Author:
James Henderson
Publisher:
UWA Press
ISBN:
9781876268244
Edition Date:
January 1999
Pages:
218
Size:
176 x 240 x 28 mm
Weight:
680 g
Format:
Hardcover
Sales Rank:
2431 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

In 1606 the little Dutch East India Company ship, Duyfken, came upon the coast of Cape York Peninsula.

Its skipper, Willem Jansz, went to his grave without knowing that his crew were the first Europeans to land on the shores of the sixth continent. His chart lay undiscovered in the archives for many years.

Nearly four hundred years later, a small group of dedicated people set themselves the daunting task of bringing the Duyfken story back to life. They built a replica of the ship, as a gift to the nation on the eve of the millennium, and sought out the stories of the earliest European explorers of the Great South Land. Their project itself would turn into a modern voyage of discovery.

In Sent Forth a Dove, respected maritime author James Henderson, himself one of the driving forces behind the replica project, recounts the fascinating career of this intrepid little ship, tells the story of the building of the replica, and describes his own quest for the Duyfken, which finally took him to the remote corner of Australia where its European history began.

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