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Book:Castaway: the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858; Robert Macklin:2019 Castaway: the extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858; Robert Macklin
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Author: Macklin, Robert
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 910.4*
Publisher: Robinson, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781472140692
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Originally published: Sydney: Hachette Australia
A young boy abandoned in an alien landscape thousands of miles from home is adopted by local people and becomes one of them, welcomed into their community, marrying a wife and raising a child. After seventeen years, he is stolen back to his 'real' life, where he has another family, but dreams constantly of what he has left behind. This is the remarkable true story of a French cabin boy Narcisse Pelletier who, after disembarking from his ship the Saint-Paul with the rest of its crew in search of drinking water, found himself separated from his shipmates and in the end abandoned on the north coast of Queensland, Australia. Narcisse was adopted by an Aboriginal group who welcomed him as one of their own for seventeen years, during which time he had a family of his own.
Additional information: xv, 320 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (blac
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