Explorations – No 13 Dec 1992

WALLACE KIRSOP, Foreword EDWARD DUYKER, The First French in Australia: the Soldiers of the Batavia 1629 The author reconstructs the role that eight French soldiers played in the story of the Batavia’s foundering off the coast of Western Australia and the subsequent mutiny from translations of Francisco Pelsaert’s journals, included in Henrietta Drake-Brockman’s Voyage to […]

Explorations No 1 – May 1985

WALLACE KIRSOP, Foreword COLIN THORNTON-SMITH, A True Account in which only the Facts are Wrong – Hubert de Castella’s Les Squatters australiens (1861) A critical account of Hubert de Castella’s book on mid-nineteenth century Victoria and its history, written to correct the negative image of Melbourne presented in Céleste de Chabrillan’s Les Voleurs d’or and […]