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Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin & Beyond - Essays and Poems

Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin & Beyond - Essays and Poems
 
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This collection of essays and poems celebrates the 200th anniversary of the encounter in 1802 between explorers Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders off the shores of South Australia, and examines some of the cultural contexts of their voyages and the ramifications of their discoveries over the ensuing years.

Flinders himself poignantly noted that the arrival of Europeans in the waters surrounding Kangaroo Island also heralded the passing of what he romantically termed the golden age of the pelicans. 'There are four small islands in the eastern branch [of Nepean Bay]; one of them is moderately high and woody, the others are grassy and lower; and upon two of these we found many young pelicans unable to fly. ... Alas, for the pelicans! Their golden age is past; but it has much exceeded in duration that of man.'

Published: 2003
Format: softcover
Pages: 221
Illustrations: colour and black & white
Indexed
SKU SKU18635
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Weight 0.50 kg
Author Anne Chittleborough et al
ISBN 9781862546035
 
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