Blue Eyed Aborigine

  • Rosemary Hayes
  • Frances Lincoln
  • 1/9/2010
  • ISBN: 9781847800787

RRP: $14.99 (Inc. GST)


An intriguing, hard-hitting story. It is 1629, and there is mutiny in the air aboard the Dutch ship Batavia as she
plies her way towards Java with her precious cargo. Jan, a cabin boy, and
Wouter, a young soldier, find themselves caught up in the tragic wrecking
and bloody revolt that follow. But worse is to come… Based on the diaries
of the ship’s Commander, Rosemary Hayes recaptures some of maritime
history’s most dramatic moments, linking the fates of of Jan and Wouter
with discoveries that intrigue Australians to this day. The Blue-Eyed Aborigine not only describes factual events but also imagines
the unknown – the lives, relationships and discoveries of the two young
Dutchmen as they attempt to settle in a country so different from their
native Holland.

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