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An Account of Several Late Voyages and Discoveries to the South and North

An Account of Several Late Voyages and Discoveries to the South and North

by John NarboroughFriderich Martens Abel Tasman and others
Publication Date: 25/09/2014
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Originally published in 1694, this record of recent voyages made by Sir John Narborough, Abel Tasman, John Wood and Friderich Martens includes Tasman's account of discovering Tasmania and New Zealand in 1642. Equally engaging, Narborough's journal records his voyage to the Straits of Magellan and his interest in the lands and peoples he encountered from 1669 to 1671. Here also are Wood's thoughts on his 1676 attempt to find a north-east passage to the East Indies, along with Martens' observations on Spitsbergen and whaling in northern waters in 1671. The extracts given here, translated where necessary, offer valuable insights into seventeenth-century navigation and exploration. A selection of illustrations, ranging from maps to depictions of exotic flora and fauna, accompany the text. A key reference for later navigators and for those interested in the history of maritime exploration, the book was also one of the oldest works in Darwin's library aboard the Beagle.
Maritime history
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Cambridge University Press
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United Kingdom
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John Wood

John Wood has been a part of the Australian entertainment industry for over 40 years earning himself a long list of credits for varied roles on stage and screen. His TV career was launched in 1976, playing “Sugar Renfrey” in the ABCTV Production of POWER WITHOUT GLORY, for which he won his first Logie as Best Supporting Actor. In the 1980’s he went on to star in the hit drama, RAFFERTY’S RULES as Magistrate Michael Rafferty which saw him become a well know and much admired television actor, taking out the Most Outstanding Actor Logie two years running. From 1994 and for the next 12 years, he played the role of Tom Croydon in BLUE HEELERS, one of our highest ever rating TV dramas.

It culminated in John winning the prestigious Gold Logie in 2006, after 10 consecutive nominations as most popular person on Australian Television. Away from acting, John showed his personality as one of the very first contestants on the popular DANCING WITH THE STARS and shared his passion for food and wine as host of WINE ME – DINE ME. We travelled with him as he researched his family history on the SBS Series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? and laughed with him on Peter Hellier’s comedy program, IT’S A DATE alongside Denise Scott. As a regular face on Australian television, John has become a national favourite among all age groups.

His recent television roles include Patrick Tyneman, the baddie everybody loves to hate, in ABC’s THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES and appearances in TRUE STORIES, HOW TO STAY MARRIED and THE YEARLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING His stage career has included everything from Shakespeare to Williamson and a few musicals in between, again winning a number of Best Actor awards along the way. In 2019 he is touring nationally with SENIOR MOMENTS after recently appearing in SUMMER AND SMOKE, CARPE DIEM and BAKERSFIELD MIST.

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