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On Austral Shores: A Modern Traveller'/Lipscombe, Tre/Hardb/0858812053/S029-G
On Austral Shores tells in detail for the first time the story of the European exploration of the 4000 kilometre coast of Victoria and New South Wales.
Part Australian history, part travel guide, this unique book takes the reader on a journey to rediscover those features, on or near the shores of New South Wales and Victoria, which were described and named by James Cook, Matthew Flinders, George Bass, Nicolas Baudin, John Oxley and other early explorers.
As far as possible this fascinating story is told in the explorers' own words and through their charts. Extracts from their original journals help the reader to experience the excitement of discovery, share what they found, and discover the origins of the names they bestowed. Copies of their charts, often beautifully rendered, illuminate their words.