Learning all this changed the way i see my home town, he. It is the gateway to the dampier archipelago, a spectacular group of 42 islands, outcrops and islets renowned for its pristine beauty and considerable marine biodiversity. Dampier arrived back in england in september 1691, the first seventeenthcentury englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Books by william dampier author of piracy, turtles and. Beginning in 1965, the town and port were constructed by the hamersley iron company to handle iron ore mined at mount tom price about 180 miles 290 km south and paraburdoo in the hamersley range.
The area is included in the national heritage list and the burrup peninsula is protected by the murujuga national park, and shows just a glimpse of the 30,000 year history of our indigenous peoples in the pilbara. In 1840 there was 1 dampier family living in georgia. The cambridge history of australia offers a comprehensive view of australian history from its preeuropean origins to the present day. Dampier is a picturesque coastal town situated alongside hampton harbour on was pilbara coast. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of dampier families in 1840. In the pilbara region of western australia in the town of dampier, theres a statue of a. Bernard cohen containing a list of reading, with comments on them to guide the readers. Broome history colourful tales from western australia. William dampier, buccaneer who later explored parts of the coasts of australia, new guinea, and.
If you want to try, and i warmly recommend you do, chinatown is the place to start. It is a wonder his name has been largely lost to history. His popular book, a new voyage round the world, was published in 1697. William dampier books list of books by author william dampier. A voyage to new holland by william dampier and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Volume 1 examines australias indigenous and colonial history through to the federation of the colonies in. In 1699, dampier, in command of the 26gun warship hms roebuck on a mission to explore the coast of new holland, following the dutch route to the indies, passed between dirk hartog island and the western australian mainland into what he called shark bay. History of dampier western australia dampier seafarers centre. Yet, he had an ability to observe, record, and understand the world around him like few have ever done. A brief timeline of dampiers life western australian museum. If oklahoma city didnt strike me as a place that would make a particularly interesting subject of a 400page biography, i probably wouldnt be alone. A history of science and its relations with philosophy and. After impressing the admiralty with his book a new voyage round the world, dampier was given command of a royal navy. Rob mundle is back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of australian maritime history.
Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. William dampier was an english explorer, expirate and navigator who became the first. He was the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. In 1697, william dampier published his book a new voyage round the world. Apr 05, 2005 the main drawback to this book is that there is very little insight into william dampier s personal life.
This edition had the addition of a postscript by professor i. A summary of curriculum links covered by the package. He has also been described as australias first natural historian, as well as one of the most important british explorers of the period between sir walter raleigh and james cook. The name of william dampier, when it is recognized today, evokes the romantic image of a buccaneer captain and the treasures of the spanish mainmuch as it did at the turn of the 17th century. Dampier is introduced to queen anne by the lord high admiral. And there are two films telling the story of this very special dogred dog. William dampiers most popular book is piracy, turtles and flying foxes penguin great journe. Its not easy to imagine what it might have been like during broomes pearling days. For example, the authors do not know when dampier s wife died or much about her life when he was not at home.
The greater design he had in mind was a raid on santa maria, a town on the. A keen observer of natural phenomena, he was, in some respects, a pioneer in scientific exploration. Exporting iron ore, salt, liquefied natural gas, anhydrous ammonia as well as project cargo, break bulk and general cargo. History of dampier western australia dampier seafarers. It is located near the city of karratha and port walcott. The town of dampier gets its name from the english navigator william dampier. In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than englishman william dampier.
The dampier family name was found in the usa, the uk, canada, and scotland between 1840 and 1920. Funnell by his references in his preface to the popularity of dampier s previous work evidently intended to forestall dampier by passing off his book as another dampier voyage. Broome history is a collection of colourful and often violent tales. Larry rivera is a sydneybased writer, journalist, and editor who has covered the city and its surroundings since 1997. The dampier archipelago, in western australia, is a series of islands and reefs covering a land area of approximately 400.
It is the story of 17thcentury european mariners sailors, adventurers and explorers who became transfixed by the idea of the existence of a great south land. Books by william dampier author of piracy, turtles and flying foxes. In 1963, the island became an artificial peninsula when it was connected to the mainland by a causeway for a road and railway. Dampier, orphaned at the age of 16, voyaged to newfoundland and. In the pilbara region of western australia in the town of dampier, theres a statue of a dog, a very special dog. Sam andersons boom town is the story of the citys quest to become a worldclass metropolis, a biorhythmic cycle of booms and busts from. This famous book, first published in 1929 was considerably revised and enlarged in its fourth edition, which is being reprinted now.
The most dampier families were found in the uk in 1891. Located in the pilbara region of western australia, the town of dampier is about a 20. A book about him is available by ringing the karratha tourist bureau on 08 9144 4600. A snapshot of what dampier looked like in the 1970s. The first red dog film was based on bernieres book. The town is a popular holiday location for the nearby mining towns, including wickham, karratha and dampier. Dampier is a major industrial port in the pilbara region in the northwest of western australia. Point samson is a small coastal settlement 1,579 km north of perth and 18 km north of roebourne in the pilbara region of western australia. William dampier was an english explorer, expirate 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.
Dampier capitalized on his notoriety and success by publishing a voyage around the world 1697, a graphic account of the flora, fauna and people he encountered. Dampier is bailed and leaves england in command of the st george for a privateering voyage. He teams up with the cinque ports and leaves ireland in september for brazil. He sailed to newfoundland and the east indies while still a boy and took part in. Tonnage 2018 19 movements 2018 19 exports 171,868,352 tonnes. An account of his extensive travels with privateers and pirates between 1679 and 1691, the book contained draught maps of geographical features, comments on the peoples encountered and the natural history of the places visited. The cambridge history of australia edited by alison bashford. He has also been described as australias first nat. Dampier got home later in that year and left again with woodes rogers 2 aug. After impressing the admiralty with his book a new voyage round the world. The english privateer and author william dampier c1718 explored the western australian coastline and stimulated interest in the pacific through popular travel books.
William dampier 1651 1715 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. The port of dampier, located in the pilbara region of western australia, is one of the worlds largest bulk export ports. This kelpiecattledog cross is honoured with a statue at the town s entrance. Dampier, town and port, northwestern western australia, on king bay, an inlet of the indian ocean. Funnells voyage round the world was published in 1707. On one voyage he rescued alexander selkirk, a sailor who may have inspired daniel defoes robinson crusoe.
New book uncovers chesterfields ancient past metro st. In 1699, dampier was given command of the 26gun warship hms roebuck, with a commission from king william iii who had ruled jointly with queen mary ii until her death in 1694. Nor do i condone the plundering and pillaging of people and towns for real. The publication of the book, a new voyage round the world, in 1697 was a popular sensation, creating interest at the admiralty. The book captured the imagination of merchants, politicians and. Dampier bibliography from the human and cartographic history of the. Pilbara ports authority home to dampiers facilities.
William dampier author of piracy, turtles and flying foxes. William dampier simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The real robinson crusoe history smithsonian magazine. A history of science and its relations with philosophy and religion by. See all books authored by william dampier, including a new voyage round the world, and eyewitness accounts at sea with pirates, and more on.
William dampier has 50 books on goodreads with 819 ratings. It is located near the city of karratha and port walcott dampier port is part of the dampier archipelago and is primarily a port for the export of iron ore from rio tinto mines, lng and salt. Dampier sits on a rio tinto townsite lease, surrounded by a mine site lease. Jan 15, 2007 discover book depositorys huge selection of william dampier books online. The burrup peninsula is one of the richest sites in the world for prehistoric rock engravings. This was about 50% of all the recorded dampier s in the usa. Located just 20 kilometres west of karratha, the pretty port town of dampier is named after the english buccaneer william dampier, who visited in 1688.
The pilbara region in western australia has some of the worlds most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 500,000 square kilometres. Over two volumes, this major work of reference tells the nations social, political and cultural story. The book highlights his passions, ambitions, personal code of conduct and his own sense of achievement. William dampiers brazilian botanical observations in 1699. So it didnt surprise me that i would enjoy reading this book on william dampier, a truly remarkable character. Built by hamersley iron in 1965, its the largest tonnage shipping port in australia and houses the massive export facilities of hamersley iron, dampier salt and the north west gas shelf. Feb 26, 2020 william dampier, buccaneer who later explored parts of the coasts of australia, new guinea, and new britain for the british admiralty. The book also examines late seventeenth century ways of understanding an expanding world by reevaluating dampier s travel narratives. Apr 12, 20 new book uncovers chesterfields ancient past. Regardless, this is a history book that is as readable as any novel. This ancient outdoor art gallery is decorated with more than 20000 aboriginal engravings dating back over 40000 years, making it one of the best places in australia to see ancient indigenous art. Lives and voyages of drake, cavendish, and dampier.
Dampier was one of historys most complex, and perhaps reluctant, pirates. The history of the town of dampier in the city of karratha western australia. Each educational package is based upon the historical town of cossack, western australia. A locally produced book king of his castle which recounts the history of. William dampier wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. Yet dampier did not com mand a ship until late in life, and then was promptly courtmartialed for his deficiencies as a ships captain. The book was translated into french, dutch, german, spanish and russian. Dampier was, on the one hand a pirate, or a buccaneer to be more exact. The city of karratha is home to four libraries and has an exceptional catalogue of books, magazines, local history and visual resources. William dampier has 50 books on goodreads with 816 ratings. Your travel guide to the pilbara tours, accommodation, itineraries and attractions.189 1013 581 1534 938 604 1346 1385 421 895 660 928 701 928 83 1234 884 836 315 618 123 248 271 136 1482 1332 61 1050 132 443 1334 1401 307 453 475 1083 686