Russian-Australian relations in the nineteenth century
The story of Russia's trans-Siberian penetration of the North Pacific is a long and famous one. At the same time that sixteenth-century Western European seafarers were uncovering the Western shores of the Atlantic, Russian exp explorer-traders, from the expedition of Stroganov in 1558, were getting far beyond the Urals and as early as 1638 had reached the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk. Within the next twenty years the river Amur was being explored and the first trading-treaty between...[Show more]
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