Best Download [Jim Haynes] ¾ The Best Australian Sea Stories || [Crime Book] PDF ✓

By Jim Haynes | Comments: ( 311 ) | Date: ( Apr 05, 2020 )

A dazzling collection of writing about the sea from first hand accounts of ocean voyages to stories by Banjo Paterson and Mark Twain from Australia s most successful Australiana author.The deep blue sea has been an endless source of inspiration, wonder and imagination to explorers and writers alike Australia s history and national character has been defined by the facA dazzling collection of writing about the sea from first hand accounts of ocean voyages to stories by Banjo Paterson and Mark Twain from Australia s most successful Australiana author.The deep blue sea has been an endless source of inspiration, wonder and imagination to explorers and writers alike Australia s history and national character has been defined by the fact that we live on an isolated island continent girt by sea.Best Australian Sea Stories is full of fascinating history, drama, surprises and human interest The stories trace the maritime history of Australia from the earliest times to today From first hand accounts of voyages from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to modern accounts of refugee boat people , the book is a dazzling compendium of the famous and obscure, the brave and the jinxed, human achievement and tragedy.From the mystery of the mahogany ship and the Dieppe map, which point to Portuguese discovery of Australia s entire east coast in 1522, to the poignancy of Matthew Flinders wife waiting nine years while he charted the coast of the land he named Australia , survived shipwrecks and became a political prisoner of the French, this book is full of human interest and amazing stories of bravery and endeavour, war and salvation.


  • Title: The Best Australian Sea Stories
  • Author: Jim Haynes
  • ISBN: 9781742371252
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jim Haynes

The son of British migrants, Jim attended Sydney Boys High and Sydney Teachers College He taught in schools and universities in NSW and Britain, has two masters degrees in literature, from New England University and the University of Wales in the UK, and is the author of 24 books.Jim s book, Australia s Best Unknown Stories, made it into the top ten best seller list for his publishers Allen Unwin He was Writer in Residence at Charles Sturt University in 2011 and has also taught writing, performance skills and song writing for The Arts Council of NSW, University of New England, SA Arts Council, Victorian Folk Council and Australian Performing Rights Association.A professional entertainer since 1988, Jim has recorded for Festival, Sony and ABC Music and has had many songs in the Country Music Charts, including a number one with Since Cheryl Went Feral and a national hit with Don t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga He won the Comedy Song of The Year award four times and toured his own show for many years.Jim still performs as an entertainer and speaker, works in radio as the Australiana expert on 2UE.Jim was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Honour s List in 2016, for service to the performing arts as an entertainer, author, broadcaster and historian.



Comments The Best Australian Sea Stories

  • Seth

    Decent book, definitely some good stuff but also some so-so. Pretty well written, entertaining enough to keep me reading to the end.


  • Pradeep Kanthan

    When I picked up this book, I stumbled upon a writer who is versatile in his writings and thoughts. The book, as its title suggests, is about sea stories and changes how one perceives the huge landmass of Australia, giving fuel to an old argument of geographers whether it is an island or a continent. In the early part of the book, Haynes alters the popular perception of an Australia that is outback and kangaroo land, arguing that a vast majority live close to the sea, and yet the seas don't defi [...]


  • Jamie Boyd

    Great read in general collection of stories worked although a couple did not quite fit


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