North to Matsumae
Australian Whalers to Japan
By (author) Noreen Jones
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North to Matsumae by Noreen Jones
Book DescriptionJones retraces the perilous voyages of two nineteenth-century Australian whaling ships, the Lady Rowena and the Eamont, as they endured shipwreck, mutiny, massacre and imprisonment while harvesting whales off the Japanese coast. Draws on the journal of the Lady Rowena's ship master and is supplemented by Japanese historical accounts. Charts a hitherto unexplored chapter in Australian-Japanese relations and provides an historical perspective on Japan's highly controversial whaling industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780980296518
(231mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Western Australia Press
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Noreen Jones
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Using a mixture of personal stories, original documents and family photographs, this book traces the history of the Japanese men and women who lived and worked in Western Australia from the 1890s until their internment at the outbreak of war between Australia and Japan in December 1941.
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