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RIGBY, Nigel et al.

Pioneers of the Pacific : voyages of exploration 1787 – 1810

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Perth : University of Western Australia Press, 2005. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated, a fine copy.

‘Due to the dominance of Captain Cook’s Pacific exploration, many voyages of science and exploration following him to the Pacific have not received the attention they deserved. This title aims to correct this imbalance through the voyages by William Bligh, Matthew Flinders, La Perouse, Arthur Phillip and George Vancouver.’ – the publisher

Ch. 1. In the wake of Cook

Ch. 2. ‘Gentleman, scholar and seaman’ : Arthur Phillip and Australia

Ch. 3. ‘The spirit of discovery’ : the tragic voyage of Laperouse

Ch. 4. The trials of Captain Bligh

Ch. 5. The lost voyage of Alejandro Malaspina

Ch. 6. ‘Acquiring a more complete knowledge’ : George Vancouver in the North Pacific

Ch. 7. ‘An Herculean labour’ : Matthew Flinders’ circumnavigation of Australia.