The Resource Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world, Joan Druett

Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world, Joan Druett

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Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world
Title
Island of the lost
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a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world
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Joan Druett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim chance of survival. They build a cabin and, incredibly, a forge, where they manufacture every single nail as well as most of their tools. Miraculously, all the Grafton men survive for nearly two years before finally building a getaway vessel and setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages ever. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the same island - twenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away - the ship Invercauld wreaks during a horrible gale in May 1864. Nineteen men struggle ashore. They eventually succumb to utter anarchy, and only three survive. Using the survivors' journals, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, and the fine line between order and chaos." -- Publisher
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
910.452099399
Illustrations
  • maps
  • illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world, Joan Druett
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Island of the lost : a harrowing true story of shipwreck, death and survival on a godforsaken island at the edge of the world, Joan Druett
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Author's note includes bibliographical references (p. 273-284)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of contents: 1 A sturdy vessel -- 2 Open sea -- 3 The islands -- 4 Wrecked -- 5 Shelter -- 6 Prey -- 7 The cabin -- 8 Democracy -- 9 Routine -- 10 Dire necessity -- 11 The jaws of hell -- 12 Privation -- 13 The hunt -- 14 Equinox -- 15 Summer -- 16 Raynal's forge -- 17 Boats -- 18 Escape -- 19 Deliverance -- 20 A sentiment of humanity -- 21 Rescue -- 22 Reunion -- 23 Answers -- Aftermath -- Author's note
  • Routine --
  • Dire necessity --
  • The jaws of hell --
  • Privation --
  • The hunt --
  • Equinox --
  • Summer --
  • Raynal's forge --
  • Boats --
  • Escape --
  • A sturdy vessel --
  • Deliverance --
  • A sentiment of humanity
  • Open sea --
  • The islands --
  • Wrecked --
  • Shelter --
  • Prey --
  • The cabin --
  • Democracy --
  • Contents:Table of contents: 1 A sturdy vessel -- 2 Open sea -- 3 The islands -- 4 Wrecked -- 5 Shelter -- 6 Prey -- 7 The cabin -- 8 Democracy -- 9 Routine -- 10 Dire necessity -- 11 The jaws of hell -- 12 Privation -- 13 The hunt -- 14 Equinox -- 15 Summer -- 16 Raynal's forge -- 17 Boats -- 18 Escape -- 19 Deliverance -- 20 A sentiment of humanity -- 21 Rescue -- 22 Reunion -- 23 Answers -- Aftermath -- Author's note. -"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim chance of survival. They build a cabin and, incredibly, a forge, where they manufacture every single nail as well as most of their tools. Miraculously, all the Grafton men survive for nearly two years before finally building a getaway vessel and setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages ever. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the same island - twenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away - the ship Invercauld wreaks during a horrible gale in May 1864. Nineteen men struggle ashore. They eventually succumb to utter anarchy, and only three survive. Using the survivors' journals, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, and the fine line between order and chaos." -- Publisher
  • Table of contents: 1 A sturdy vessel -- 2 Open sea -- 3 The islands -- 4 Wrecked -- 5 Shelter -- 6 Prey -- 7 The cabin -- 8 Democracy -- 9 Routine -- 10 Dire necessity -- 11 The jaws of hell -- 12 Privation -- 13 The hunt -- 14 Equinox -- 15 Summer -- 16 Raynal's forge -- 17 Boats -- 18 Escape -- 19 Deliverance -- 20 A sentiment of humanity -- 21 Rescue -- 22 Reunion -- 23 Answers -- Aftermath -- Author's note. -"In January of 1864, five sailors from the wrecked schooner Grafton are stranded on remote and icy Auckland Island, some three hundred miles from New Zealand. An isolated speck in the Southern ocean, it is a godforsaken place, with winds howling at sixty miles an hour, rain three hundred days a year, and an almost impenetrable coastal forest. Under the leadership of Captain Thomas Musgrave, these men defy their slim chance of survival. They build a cabin and, incredibly, a forge, where they manufacture every single nail as well as most of their tools. Miraculously, all the Grafton men survive for nearly two years before finally building a getaway vessel and setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages ever. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the same island - twenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away - the ship Invercauld wreaks during a horrible gale in May 1864. Nineteen men struggle ashore. They eventually succumb to utter anarchy, and only three survive. Using the survivors' journals, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett tells a gripping cautionary tale about leadership, endurance, and the fine line between order and chaos." -- Publisher
Control code
11503826
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21 cm.
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Edition
First Australian edition
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781741753684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TAU132197
  • (AuCNLKIN)000041706953
  • 11503826
  • (NLNZils)1256099
  • (Nz)11503826
  • (OCoLC)174101413

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