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From Dampier to Cook

Glyndwr Williams

From Dampier to Cook

English perceptions of Australia.

by Glyndwr Williams

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Published by The Society in ( .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Extracted from The Hakluyt society annual report, 1988. Illustrated.

ContributionsDampier, William, 1652-1715., Cook, James, 1728-1779.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 12-23
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20854662M

Dampier's New Voyage on its publication won immediate success, and has ever since maintained its place in the front rank among the most notable records of maritime adventure. It stands midway between the epic tales of Hakluyt and the official .   Background to Discovery recounts the great voyages of discovery, from Dampier to Cook, that excited such fervent political and popular interest in eighteenthcentury Europe. Perhaps this book's greatest strength lies in its remarkable synthesis of both the achievements of European maritime exploration and the political, economic, and scientific.

  Others influenced by Dampier include James Cook, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. William Dampier was born at Hymerford House in East Coker, Somerset, in Hello book readers. Sorry I haven't kept up with posting. I've been working on my dissertation (psychology). I am also writing another book and a screenplay. If you haven't read all the books by Jerry Dampier, please do so- or at least read the excerpts. I believe you will find them both entertaining and enlightening. See you soon. Thanks, JerryFollowers:

Background to Discovery: Pacific Exploration from Dampier to Cook () This collection on European exploration in the Pacific from the late 17th century throughout the 18th century was edited by Derek Howse () in dedication to Harvard Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, J ohn Horace Parry ().Author: Yedda Palemeq. He was, after all, the first Englishman to visit Australia - sorry Capt Cook. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the age of exploration, the history of science, or British history in the late 17th Century. The main drawback to this book is that there is very little insight into William Dampier's personal by:


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William Dampier has 50 books on Goodreads with ratings. William Dampier’s most popular book is Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes (Penguin Great Journe. James Cook and naturalist Joseph Banks came more than 80 years after Dampier, but Dr McCarthy points out that Dampier's words framed their first view of Aboriginal people.

This book stands at the forefront of British explorers' accounts. Captain James Cook has rightly been celebrated as the man who revealed Australia to the world, but it was Dampier who, during his twelve-year circumnavigation of the globe, became the first Englishman to. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier with an Introduction by Sir Albert Gray.

William Dampier, baptised 5 September ; died Marchwas an English explorer and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times/5(13). William Dampier (baptised 5 September – March ) was the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.

He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important British explorers of the period between Sir Walter 4/5(1). William Dampier was born in (baptized on September 5, ) in East Coker, Somerset.

He was the second son of a tenant farmer who died when William was seven. By the age of fourteen he had lost both parents and was apprenticed to a shipmaster, beginning a.

William Dampier ( - ) was an English pirate, explorer and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times/5.

Dampier exhibited Jeoly in London, thereby also generating publicity for a book based on his diaries. The publication of the book, A New Voyage Round the World, in was a popular sensation, creating interest at the Admiralty.

InDampier was given command of the gun warship HMS Roebuck, with a commission from King William III. His. William Dampier, (born AugustEast Coker, Somerset, Eng.—died March,London), buccaneer who later explored parts of the coasts of Australia, New Guinea, and New Britain for the British Admiralty.A keen observer of natural phenomena, he was, in some respects, a pioneer in scientific exploration.

Dampier, orphaned at the age of 16, voyaged to Newfoundland and. 'Life and adventures of Captain William Dampier, R.N. (Native of East Coker, Somersetshire). Written by The Rev. Charles Powell, Rector of East Coker.

' (folio, 35 pp). With three maps of Australia ('New Holland') copied from works relating to Captains Dampier and Cook (12mo, 3 pp); on letterheads of Coker Court, Yeovil.- 2. This process began with British explorer and former pirate William Dampier on the west coast inand by the time Captain Cook arrived inall that was to be done was chart the east coast and claim what the Dutch had discovered.

Darwin called Dampier’s detailed observations “a mine” of information. James Cook: This legendary English explorer used Dampier’s maps of winds and currents on his journeys and urged his officers to read Dampier’s Discourse on Winds.

In fact, Dampier’s maps served as the foundation for many 18 th-century maps of the trade : Smithsonian Ocean Team. John Cook (died ) was an English buccaneer, privateer, and pirate. History. Inwhen he was still a merchant captain, Cook abandoned his ship on the island of Bonaire to escape the Spanish.

He then joined the assembly of buccaneers serving under Bartholomew fleet separated in after disagreements between Captains Sharpe, John Coxon, and John. On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the “long eighteenth century,” naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports.

Lured by intoxicating opportunities to discover exotic and perhaps lucrative flora and fauna unknown at home, these men set out eagerly to collect and catalogue, study and document an. William Dampier was an English pirate and explorer. He was important in the exploration of Australia and other islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

He sailed around the world three times. CHAPTER 1. The 'rambling voyages' of William Dampier, Self-Taught Naturalist. For the maritime nations of Europe, the late seventeenth century was part of 'the Dark Age of Pacific historiography', that long interval between the discovery voyages of the sixteenth century and the systematic explorations of the age of : Dampier was the first to map the winds and currents of the world's oceans; led the first recorded party of Englishmen to set foot on Australia - 80 years before Cook; wrote about Galapagos wildlife years before Darwin, who drew on Dampier's notes in his own work; was the first travel writer: A NEW VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD was instant /5(56).

William Dampier [] is the most remarkable seaman that England produced in the century and a half between Drake and Captain Cook. They each circumnavigated the world once; Dampier did so three times. He commanded the first government-funded voyage of discovery with a specific mission to report on matters of government and : William Dampier.

Australian plant life from Dampier’s A Voyage to New Holland, published in The publication of the book, A New Voyage Round the World, in was a popular sensation, creating interest at the Admiralty. [18] InDampier was given command of the gun warship HMS Roebuck, with a commission from King William III (who had ruled jointly with Queen Mary II until her.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: English. Description: xvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Seapower and science: the motives for Pacific exploration / Daniel A. Baugh --The achievement of the English voyages, / Glyndwr Williams --The men from across La Manche: French voyages, / Seymour.

Yet, incredibly, the Dutch made no effort to lay claim to it, or establish any settlements. This process began with British explorer and former pirate William Dampier on the west coast inand by the time Captain Cook arrived inall that was to be done was chart the east coast and claim what the Dutch had discovered.William Dampier, – Bookended by the careers of Sir Francis Drake in the s and Captain James Cook in the s, Dampier's exploits fused the rakish plundering of the former with the scientific inquiry of the latter.

His contributions were numerous and his influence far-reaching. Dampier’s book about his exploits, A New.William Dampier (son of George and Ann Dampier) was born in at East Corker, Somerset, England.

Some books quote but this was a cousin - also named William - who was born to George's brother William Sr. Dampier was well educated and decided early in life that he wanted a life of exploration.