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Map History Books of 2020 – The Tasman Map

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Where in East Borneo is the real location of Joseph Conrad’s fictional trading post of ‘Sambir’ and ‘Patusan’?

About half of everything Joseph Conrad ever wrote takes place in South-East Asia, six novels, plus more than a dozen short stories and novellas, which are all evocative of the exotic east. Although his love was for sailing ships and … Continue reading

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EASTERN VOYAGES – Book Launch

The Book Launch for Eastern Voyages was held in front of the ‘Windjammers Statue’ at the Australian National Maritime Museum with the 1874 barque James Craig in the background. Commodore Christopher Rynd kindly performed the honours and below is the … Continue reading

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Alfred Street Press

Alfred Street Press is the publishing arm of Ian Burnet Books and was established to publish the book Joseph Conrad’s EASTERN VOYAGES – Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo River. This book tells the story of Joseph Conrad’s life … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad’s EASTERN VOYAGES – Tales of Singapore and an East Borneo river

The life of J√≥zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski reads like an adventure story, an adventure story written by somebody like Joseph Conrad. During the twenty years from the time that he left Poland in October 1874 until he signed off his … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table – Spice – an ABC Radio National podcast

When we think of the history of spice we often start with the protection rackets, piracy, and massacres of the East India companies. But the world trade in spices is not something that begins with the European age of sail … Continue reading

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Marvellous map in marble is one of NSW’s great treasures

Mike Scanlon – Newcastle Herald MANY people pass by it today without a second glance. I was going to write that people walk over it, but that’s wrong, as it’s usually roped off. What I’m referring to is a rather … Continue reading

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Schouten Island – Van Diemens Land – A Tragic Story

Abel Tasman and his ships Heemskerck and de Zeehaen encountered what he named as Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on 24 November 1642. As the Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company based in Batavia (Jakarta) it was Anthony van Diemen … Continue reading

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Jan Pieterszoon Coen and the township of Coen (N.Qld)

Your Honours should know by experience that trade in Asia must be driven and maintained under the protection and favour of your Honour’s own weapons, and that the weapons must be paid for by the profits from the trade; so … Continue reading

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‘The Tasman Map’ – Interview

Follow this link to watch the ‘Tasman Map’ interview with Ian Burnet (12) Facebook

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