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A residence of eleven years in New Holland and the Caroline Islands

O'Connell, James F.


One of the most fascinating of the first-hand accounts of life in the islands of the Pacific before the native cultures became influenced and altered by foreign ways is the story of James O{u2019}Connell, first published in Boston in 1836. O{u2019}Connell was born in Ireland about 1810 and at the age of eleven is said to have set out for Australia as cabin-boy on a convict ship. After six years in Australia, he was shipwrecked on Ponape in the Caroline Islands and, by his own account, spent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1972
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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