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Islands of Angry Ghosts

The Story of Batavia, Australia's Bloodiest Mutiny

Edwards

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Angus & Robertson
01 August 2013
History; Maritime history; Mutiny
Series: A&R Classics
A fascinating story, in print since 1966, Islands of Angry Ghosts is a story in two parts. It traces and re-creates the final months of the Batavia and her crew, pieced together through journals, letters and trial records. It also follows the discovery and salvage of Batavia's wreck by Hugh Edwards and a crew of divers. In 1629, the Dutch East India merchantman the Batavia was wrecked on reef islands off the West Australian coast while on a routine trip to Indonesia. What followed this disaster is a harrowing tale of desertion, betrayal and murder. More than 125 men, women and children were murdered by mutineers caught in a frenzy of bloodlust and greed. By the time the rescue ship finally arrived, months later, the marooned were caught in a desperate battle between soldiers trying to defend the survivors and the mutineers who were bent on leaving no witnesses. More than three hundred years later, Hugh Edwards, a West Australian reporter and diving enthusiast, started to search for the lost ship. When Edwards and his team found the Batavia, they discovered the final piece of a story that has gripped Australians for over a century.

By:   Edwards
Imprint:   Angus & Robertson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   196g
ISBN:   9780732297299
ISBN 10:   073229729X
Series:   A&R Classics
Publication Date:   01 August 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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