Pioneers of the Pacific

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This book looks at six of Captain Cook’s successors and their Pacific voyages: at Arthur Phillip, founder of the first British colony in Australia; the Comte de Laperouse, whose French scientific expedition vanished without trace; William Bligh, first in the ill fated Bounty but then successfully in the Providence and in his final role as Governor of NSW; Alejandro Malaspina, whose Spanish expedition was forgotten in the oblivion of his later political disgrace; George Vancouver’s controversial voyage to NW America; and Matthew Flinders charting of Australia and long imprisonment by the French on Mauritius. HB