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The Farthest Coast: A Selection of Writings Relating to the History of the Northern Coast of Australia

MacKnight, C. C.

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ISBN 10: 0522839169 / ISBN 13: 9780522839166
Published by Melbourne University Press, 1969
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Farthest Coast: A Selection of Writings ...

Publisher: Melbourne University Press

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Northern Australia was once one the most remote areas of the world. To all its early visitorsa¬ "Macassan fishermen, white explorers, soldiers, government officials, settlers and missionariesa¬ "it was their farthest coast. For all it was an alien and difficult place to reach.Campbell Macknight outlines the history of the exploration and settlement of the coast from the Gulf of Carpentaria west to the Kimberleys in his introduction. He suggest it is a geographical unit very different from the rest of Australia.His selections from the writings of early visitors are exciting and interesting for their own sakes, and an invaluable guide to a region of growing economic and strategic importance.

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Campbell Macknight taught in the History Department, Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University for many years before becoming Professor of Humanities at the University of Tasmania in Launceston in 1994. He retired back to Canberra in 2000 and has continued his research, writing and editing since then.

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