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The Macassans: a study of the early trepang industry along the Northern Territory coast

Macknight, Charles Campbell


In 1769, Alexander Dalrymple, still young in his career of schemes, acrimony and hard work, was recommending to the Court of Directors of the English East India Company the advantages to be gained by establishing a settlement in the island of Balambangan, off the north point of Borneo. … Two points only will be noted here: the voyaging of these renowned sailors to Australia is set in the context of their activity throughout the archipelago, and the fact that they do come to Australia occasions...[Show more]

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Date published: 1969
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78dc67c8646


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