Charco Harbour

Godfrey Blunden

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Format: paperback
Edition: First published in 1968 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson
434 pages
ISBN: 9781920897024
Publication: 01 Dec 2003
Series: Classic Australian Works

Charco Harbour is the story of Captain James Cook's first Pacific voyage in 1768, a journey into a world to which Europeans had never been and reported back before. A journey that leads to shipwreck at Charco (near what is now Cooktown in Queensland). At a time when Australia was still terra incognita, a man like Cook could be one of the world's great navigators, yet still full of human failings. This closely researched book is a warts and all portrait of the man who first mapped the great southern land.

Prologue to Discovery

  1. On laying down a coast
  2. On the psychology of ships
  3. On the hazards of sailing
  4. On the curse of shoal waters
  5. On the consequences of being neaped
  6. On a different sort of people
  7. On the want of victuals
  8. On the hand of providence

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 mm / 8.27 × 5.83 in
434 pages
1 b&w illustration
Copyright: © 2003
ISBN: 9781920897024
Publication: 01 Dec 2003
Series: Classic Australian Works