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A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail, from Australia's master of maritime history.

The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet.

With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain Arthur Phillip on the quarterdeck of the Royal Navy escort, HMS Sirius, as he commands his small armada of 11 ships, carrying over 1420 men, women and children, to the other side of the world.

©2013 Rob Mundle (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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I have a new appreciation of their death defying heroics. it is remarkable that anyone survived at all. It is an utterly gripping tale.

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