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    Description"Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas tells 15 fascinating stories - some iconic, many little known until now - of shipwreck, mutiny, piracy and marooning in the region of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, concentrating on stories from the age of sail and steam. Gripping, engaging storytelling is the key to this book. These stories cover the gamut of human emotion and character: survival, courage, cowardice and treachery, as well as humour, mystery and the absurd. Featured stories include the wreck of the Batavia in the Abrolhos in 1629; Eliza Fraser cast away among the aboriginal population on Fraser Island, Queensland in 1836; the wrecks on the subantarctic islands near New Zealand that left people stranded for years before discovery; and the tragic wreck of the Loch Ard, with only two survivors."


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    Title
    Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig Cormick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781741967876
    ISBN 10: 1741967872
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    DC22: 910.452
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    LC classification: VM
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Approval Code: A19244200
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006010
    Abridged Dewey: 623
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC23: 910.4520995
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: RGR, NHM, NHTM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Illustrations note
    Illu
    Publisher
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Imprint name
    PIER 9
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Millers Point
    Author Information
    Craig Cormick is a Canberra-based author and science communicator. He has a PhD in creative communication of history, has published over a dozen books and his writing awards include the ACT Book of the Year Award (1999) for Unwritten Histories and a Queensland Premier's Literary Award (2006) for A Funny Thing Happened at 27,000 Feet. His sea voyages have included travelling to Iceland from Norway, voyaging to Australia's three stations in Antarctica and sailing aboard the New Endeavour - he is yet to be shipwrecked and have to eat other survivors.