The Savage Shore

The Savage Shore

Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyages of Discovery

Hardback320pp Illustrated230x156mm

9780300220414     Product Code: 506588


Several months after the Dutch yacht Gilt Dragon set sail for the East Indies, it foundered off the coast of ‘Southland’. The ship broke up, but 73 survivors made it ashore, a few of whom would sail 2,500 miles in a shuyt to fetch help. This was 1653, over a century before Cook’s ‘discovery’ of Australia. These maritime tales present many of the early and often fabled encounters with Australia, its perilous coastline and indigenous population.

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