This attractive reference examines the historical past of, the quest for, and the invention of Australia, taking complete account of the proof for and the theory surrounding attainable previous contacts by way of the traditional Egyptians, Arabs, and chinese language seamen. Day brings the expeditions to lifestyles, expressing the needs that drove nice sea captains deeper into turbulent waters trying to find caches of spice, silks, and beneficial metals.
Covers a wide selection of issues, including
? Seamen from 8 nations
? The restoration of typhoon wrecked ships
? Diplomatic treaties
? precedence of discovery disputes
? army and civil explorers and surveyors
? Topographical features
? Geographical phrases and places
? Rivers and river approach
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