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Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters

McHugh, Evan
Penguin Australia
2005
ISBN: 0670040193
Pages: 360
Format: Softcover
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Condition: Very Good

Price: $18.00 (inc GST)

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From the first wreck in 1622 off Western Australia to the tragedy of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Evan McHugh captures all the drama of Australia's maritime history. There are swashbuckling mutineers, violent storms, uncharted reefs, enemy warships, as well as ripping yarns about Dutchmen and lascars, Aborigines and escaped convicts.

In producing this remarkable book, McHugh has made extensive use of first-hand accounts and contemporary records. With characteristic flair, he also delves into the mysteries and controversies that still surround so many of the wrecks.

Shipwrecks is a white-knuckle voyage through chaos and tragedy which proclaims the courage and strength of the human spirit. It is a powerful reminder that even in the twenty-first century, the sea remains a great, unconquered frontier.S10 / 0817R / 1019pp. 360 illusts

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