Batavia

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Author : Peter Fitzsimons
Detail : “Batavia is that the greatest story in Australia’s history and history involves life with Peter Fitzsimons.

The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in barely the one tale the birth of the world’s initial corporation, the brutality of organization, the battle of excellent vs evil, the feat of sea-faring journey, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist one-man rule, guilt, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, natural nobility, survival, retribution, rescue, initial contact with native peoples so way more.

Described by author Peter FitzSimons as “a true Adults solely version of Lord of the Flies, meeting Nightmare on Elm Street,” the story is ready in 1629, once the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage on the way from Amsterdam to the Dutch archipelago, laden down with the best treasure to depart Holland. The splendid ship is already boiling over with a mutinous plot that’s regarding to interrupt into the open once, simply off the coast of Western Australia, it strikes AN unseen reef within the middle of the night.

While Commandeur Francisco Pelsaert decides to require the long-boat across 2000 miles of open ocean for facilitate, his deputy Jeronimus Cornelisz takes over, quickly deciding that 250 folks on alittle island is unwieldy for the little variety of provides they need. Quietly, he puts forward a thought to forty odd mutineers however they may save themselves, kill most of the remainder and spare solely a half-dozen around girls, together with his personal fancy, Lucretia Jansz – one in every of the noted beauties of Holland – to service their sexual desires. A reign of terror begins, countered solely by a antecedently anonymous soldier Wiebbe Hayes, WHO begins to collect to him those square measure ready to try to to what it takes to survive . . . hoping against hope that the Commandeur can presently be returning to them with the rescue yacht.

It all happened, long ago, and it’s for a really sensible reason that Peter FitzSimons has long maintained that this is often “far and away the best story in Australia’s history, if not the world’s.” FitzSimons distinctive genre has created him the country’s popular non-fiction author over the last 10 years, and he’s good man to form this bloody, chilling, beautiful tale turn.”

Batavia :

History

Author - Peter Fitzsimons
Publisher - Random House Australia
Pages - 512
ISBN - 1864711345


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Detail - Carrying the surname of his uncle and Immortal Reg, Mark Gasnier had blinding pace, a shimmy, a step and an innate sense of timing. Whether it was for St George Illawarra, NSW or Australia, he could seemingly sniff out a try at will. As former NSW coach Phil Gould once remarked: "Mark Gasnier, the best centre I have seen." Yet for a game that came to him so naturally, Gasnier's career was never so straightforward. His famous bloodlines and the notorious hoodoo that had seen the Dragons fail to win a premiership in three decades meant the weight of expectation never went away. A drunken phone call during a NSW bonding session that led to his sacking on the eve of his Origin debut, the curse of injury and the ultimate decision to walk away from the game and play rugby union for Paris glamour club Stade Francais only add to his complex journey. Those obstacles only made the finish - when he returned to the NRL to win the grand final with St George Illawarra - sweeter ... before he shocked everyone again with the early announcement of his retirement. Throughout his career, Gasnier was guarded with the media. For the first time, he candidly tells his story.

The Wreck of the Batavia :

History

Author - Simon Leys
Publisher - Basic Books
Pages - 111
ISBN - 9781560258216


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Detail - Traces the harrowing 1629 shipwreck of nearly three hundred survivors on small islands off the coast of western Australia who found themselves at the mercy of a visionary psychopath and his team of supporters, a group that brutalized the survivors before eventually slaughtering them in an organized massacre.

The Social World of Batavia : European and Eurasian in Dutch Asia

Social Science

Author - Jean Gelman Taylor
Publisher - Univ of Wisconsin Press
Pages - 249
ISBN - 9780299094706


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Jakarta-Batavia : Socio-cultural Essays

History

Author - P. Nas
Publisher - KITLV Press
Pages - 349
ISBN - 9789067181396


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Detail - This book combines the work of 21 authors from East and West, some of whom are residents of Jakarta and all of whom have studied there. The subjects they deal with range from conditions in VOC Batavia to particular national or ethnic communities to administrative developments. Consideration is also given to demography and urban morphology, environmental problems, traffic, floods, and ritual. Essays discuss the colonial period, recent history, and the present, drawing comparisons between the periods. Contributors include scholars in history, physics, geography, archeology, anthropology, language, sociology, and psychology. The book is distributed in the US by The Book Bin-Pacifica. c. Book News Inc.

Batavia : From the Collection of the Batavia Historical Society

History

Author - Jim Edwards
Publisher - Arcadia Publishing
Pages - 128
ISBN - 9780738507958


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Detail - Situated directly west of Chicago is Batavia, Illinois, world famous as the home of Fermilab, a center of nuclear research that hosts scientists from all over the world. Few people realize that this city has had a long history of leadership in the development of energy resources. In Batavia we endeavor to explore that history, with a look at power from windmills to power plants. Also part of the fabric of Batavia's past are the community leaders who transformed a river village (settled in the 1830s) into a vibrant and vital modern city. You will view a 1910 photographic essay capturing Batavians on the streets of their city, discover a unique early high-tech company that produced beauty and dietary consumer products in the 1930s, and experience an architectural walking tour (complete with a map) of old Batavia and her famous citizens. And to complete our journey through time, you will learn how Mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln, came to live in Batavia.

Islands of Angry Ghosts: The Story of Batavia, Australia's Bloodiest Mutiny :

Travel

Author - Hugh Edwards
Publisher - HarperCollins Australia
Pages - 272
ISBN - 0730496511


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Detail - From Hugh Edwards, one of the discoverers of the wreck of the Batavia, comes Islands of Angry Ghosts, an expert and compelling look at one of the most horrific maritime incidents in Australian history. A fascinating story, in print since 1966, Islands of Angry Ghosts is a story in two parts. It traces and re-creates the final months of the Batavia and her crew, pieced together through journals, letters and trial records. It also follows the discovery and salvage of Batavia's wreck by Hugh Edwards and a crew of divers. In 1629, the Dutch East India merchantman the Batavia was wrecked on reef islands off the West Australian coast while on a routine trip to Indonesia. What followed this disaster is a harrowing tale of desertion, betrayal and murder. More than 125 men, women and children were murdered by mutineers caught in a frenzy of bloodlust and greed. By the time the rescue ship finally arrived, months later, the marooned were caught in a desperate battle between soldiers trying to defend the survivors and the mutineers who were bent on leaving no witnesses. More than three hundred years later, Hugh Edwards, a West Australian reporter and diving enthusiast, started to search for the lost ship. When Edwards and his team found the Batavia, they discovered the final piece of a story that has gripped Australians for over a century.

Visible Cities : Canton, Nagasaki, and Batavia and the Coming of the Americans

History

Author - Leonard BLUSSE
Publisher - Harvard University Press
Pages - 148
ISBN - 0674028430


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Batavia :

History

Author - Barbara Ann Toal
Publisher - Arcadia Publishing
Pages - 128
ISBN - 9780738504674


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Detail - Located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, Batavia was an important area hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in America. Two long Indian trails converged here at what is known as the Great Meeting Place: one leading from Lake Erie to the Hudson River and the other from Lake Erie to the Susquehanna River. With more than 200 stunning images, Batavia recounts the history of the area from the early settlement at the Great Bend of the Ton-ne-wan-ta to the vibrant city that Batavia is today. The book tells the story of the Holland Land Company and its connection to the American Revolution; the railroads and their importance to the industrial growth of the city; and the urban renewal of the later 1900s, as well as the more current architectural restoration projects.

The Archives of the Kong Koan of Batavia :

Social Science

Author - Lâeonard Blussâe
Publisher - BRILL
Pages - 160
ISBN - 9789004131576


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Detail - The first study of the archive of the Kong Koan, the only relatively complete archive of a "diaspora" Chinese urban community in Southeast Asia, offering many new insights into Overseas Chinese life between 1780-1965.

Batavia and Williamsburg :

History

Author - Linda Smith-Walker
Publisher - Arcadia Publishing
Pages - 127
ISBN - 0738593656


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Detail - Just a few miles from Cincinnati's eastern suburbs are the small towns of Batavia and Williamsburg in Clermont County, Ohio, the seventh county established in the state and the 11th oldest in the Northwest Territory. In 1793, William Lytle and his brother John came from Kentucky to the scenic area on the East Fork of the Little Miami River to do surveying work. A short distance from their camp, a tornado had leveled many trees, making it easier for Lytle to clear 40 acres with the help of James Kain and his two sons, who were to become Williamsburg's first citizens. In 1796, a site for Williamsburg was platted by William and John Lytle and Adam Bricker. In 1801, Williamsburg was established as the county seat, and it remained so until the seat of government moved to Batavia in 1824. William Lytle also played a part in Batavia's early history, having purchased a 1,000-acre tract on which the town is located and then selling it to George Ely, an early settler. In 1814, Ely and partner David Bryan, deciding the settlers in the area "should be bound together in a more tangible manner than the bonds of brotherhood," recorded the plat for the town of Batavia, eight miles to the west of Williamsburg.

Batavia Illustrata : Or, a View of the Policy, and Commerce, Of The United Provinces: Particularly of Holland. With An Enquiry Into The Alliances Of The States General, With The Emperor, France, Spain, and Great Britain. In Three Parts

Author - Onslow Burrish
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 4
ISBN -


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Batavia Shores :

Fiction

Author - Ken F Stewart
Publisher - Xlibris Corporation
Pages - 246
ISBN - 1499011350


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