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'On 15 May 1797 a fishing boat passing Wattamolla, in what is now Sydney’s Royal National Park, spotted three men on the beach. Rescued and returned to Sydney, the trio – tea merchant and supercargo William Clarke, sailor John Bennet, and Clarke’s lascar manservant, Srinivas – told an extraordinary story. After their ship, the Sydney Cove, was wrecked on Preservation Island in Bass Strait, they, along with fourteen other men, had set off in a longboat, hoping to fetch help for the other survivors. But when the longboat was also wrecked off the Ninety Mile Beach along Victoria, the survivors chose to do the only thing left open to them: follow the coast north on foot until they found help.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 407 December 2018 15325148 2018 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the December issue of ABR! Highlights include:

    • Books of the Year: 34 critics and authors, including Michelle de Kretser, Fiona Wright, Beejay Silcox, Gregory Day, and Gideon Haigh, nominate their favourite books of 2018.
    • Review of the Month: Glyn Davis on David Marr’s new collection of speeches, essays, and stories, My Country.
    • Peter Goldsworthy lauds the Collected Poems of Les Murray.
    • Professor Joy Damousi on the controversial vetoing of eleven ARC grants, and brief statements from a further thirteen academics.
    • Andrea Goldsmith’s tribute to her late partner and poet Dorothy Porter.'

    2018
    pg. 39-40
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