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Columbus & the Explorers Come to the New World

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Yet these exercises were also tempered by the high-mindedness and reforms of Governor Lachlan Macquarie (1810-21), the hopes of some emancipists (freed convicts) that morality and dignity could prevail, and by a growing prosperity through trade. Two Makololos occupy my right and left both in eating and sleeping as long as the journey lasts, but my head boatman makes his bed at the door of the tent as soon as I retire." It is a gloomy tale of a Scottish general's murderous ascension to the throne, aided by supernatural prophecies and a scheming wife whose lust for power eclipses his own, and has precious few good things to say about the human race.
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Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead

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The major categories include maps of European cities; military fortification plans; battle maps depicting most of the major European conflicts of the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries; medium- and large-scale topographic map series; maps and views of volcanoes; panoramic and perspective maps; geologic and geognostic maps; language and ethnographic maps; and facsimiles and tracings which illustrate the history of cartography.
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Path to the Pacific: The Story of Sacagawea (Sterling Point

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Synge There is a story told of the ignorance of the men sent to man the ships under Almeida. PPT – Exploration & Expansion Voyages of Discovery PowerPoint presentation Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769?1840 by Rachel Standfield British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. In 1986 a seasonal "hole" in the ozone layer above the Arctic was discovered, showing some similarities to a larger depletion of ozone over the southern polar region; depletion of the ozone layer results in harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun.
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Mountain Men & the Fur Trade (Jackdaw)

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South Australia received a careful survey and exploration at the hands of the McKinley expedition of 1861-2. In this connection may be mentioned the importance of the frontier, from that day to this, as a military training school, keeping alive the power of resistance to aggression, and developing the stalwart and rugged qualities of the frontiersman. Cat is an acronym of “coal and timber ship”. The gold locator machine showed no residual whatsoever… If there was gold stacked for a hundred years and one was taken in the mid 70’s then the residual would still show up 35 years later (even if all the gold had been taken in 1975).
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Robert De La Salle (Great Explorers)

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The year 1492 is probably the most famous date in American history, memorized in rhyming couplets by millions of schoolchildren every year. The Strait separating Greenland and Baffin Island bears his name. 1583 Humphrey Gilbert, a prominent soldier and Crown favorite, led an effort to establish the first English colony in America, a short-lived venture on Newfoundland. Having duly delivered these gifts, he took his leave, meaning to return to his own country.
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Explorers of Antiquity: From Alexander the Great to Marco

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On the other hand, the soldiers and officials from Portugal and Spain are given intense and powerful music, also designed to reveal that these individuals are not to be trusted. But the Spanish had found something else - a new world called America. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more... In the metropolitan area of Sydney there are close to 5,000 Aboriginal sites. Pope (ed.), with Shannon Lewis-Simpson, Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Transience and Permanence in New Found Lands (Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2013), pp. 25-34.
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Vasco Nunez De Balboa: First European to Reach the Pacific

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On his way back to England as a passenger in the Porpoise, with charts and journals, to organise another vessel to replace the Investigator, Flinders was shipwrecked on a coral reef east of the Queensland coast. In the spring of 1804 they began the ascent of the Missouri River, having passed the previous winter on the banks at its confluence with the Mississippi. The "region of the wild beasts" must have been truly perilous, "for this is the tract," he says, "in which huge serpents are found, and the lions, the elephants, the bears, and the horned asses."
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Before Columbus: Early Voyages to the Americas (Exceptional

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Conoco took the industry’s initial look at the Lake Albert Basin. A total of 4700 men, 13 ships and 23 aircraft are involved. The self-proclaimed greatness of the aggressors was often times blown out of proportion. Each, however, achieved its independence by a completely different path--Canada by gradual constitutional change spread over many years, the United States by a single great War of Independence. A related but no less valuable item from the Vault Map Collection is Robert Frazer's large manuscript A member of the Corps of Discovery, Frazer prepared this map in 1806 to accompany his own journal of the expedition, which was never published.
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Exploring North America, 1800-1900 (Discovery and

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In fact, we continue to learn more about them every day. He was a merchant's clerk from the Italian city of Genoa, part-time weaver (the son of a skilled weaver), and expert sailor. People have always set out to discover new lands and oceans. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED ON OUR SITE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. He now flew it on this historic spot, "which knows no North, nor West, nor East."
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Polar Explorations (World History Series)

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The chronicler is eloquent in his detailed description of all the royal doings. "Before we left," he says, "our General caused to be set up a monument of our being there, as also of Her Majesty's right and title to that kingdom, namely, a plate of brass, fast nailed to a great and firm post, whereon is engraved Her Grace's name and the day and year of our arrival here, and of the free giving up of the province, both by the people and king, into Her Majesty's hands, together with Her Highness' picture and arms in a piece of sixpence current money.
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