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Rakish Plundering or Scientific Enquiry

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 11 July 2019
Author / Presenters: Parliament of Victoria, Sarah Edwards

Bookings Required

Thu 11 July3:00pm -4:00pm
Parliament House
Spring Street Melbourne
(03) 9651 8644
Explorer, naturalist and buccaneer William Dampier was the first Englishman to map parts of Australia. Overlapping the careers of Sir Francis Drake and Captain James CookDampier's exploits combined the rakish plundering of the former with the scientific enquiry of the latter. Come on a voyage with the Heritage Collection Officer through the rare books held in Parliament of Victoria's Library that showcase cartography and descriptions from early exploration.
Note: Tickets required for entry due to parliamentary security

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