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The Great Race

David Hill

Described by The Times as 'an epic tale told concisely and confidently', this book recounts the European 'discovery' and initial exploration of Australia, then concentrates on the rivalry between Matthew Flinders of England and Nicolas Baudin of France in the quest to chart the coast of the Great South Land and compile the definitive map of the continent. Working from first-hand accounts including diaries, Hill celebrates the courage and determination that fuelled their danger-filled voyages.
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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780349140421
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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