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Geophysical and archaeological investigation of the survivor-camp of the Antelope (1783) in the Palau Islands, Western Pacific

Clark, Geoffrey; de Biran, Antoine


Survivor-camps were an unavoidable and particular category of terrestrial shore-camp when European scientific, mercantile and imperial interests began to impinge significantly on the islands of the Pacific Ocean. In 1783 the packet Antelope was wrecked in the Palau Islands and the account of the 'new' archipelago, first published in 1788, was, after Cook's voyages, the most popular Pacific text in the late-18th century. The results of archaeological and geophysical research at the camp reported...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2010.00264.x


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