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 & Prosper :

History

Author - Simon Leys
Publisher - Black Inc.
Pages - 111
ISBN - 1863953264


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Detail - In 1629, the Bataviawas wrecked on a coral archipelago fifty miles from the Australian continent. Most of the people on board surtvived, only to become victims of a visionary psychopath who, with the help of a dozen followers, organised a methodical massacre of the hapless community. Following the wreak's discovery some forty years ago, Simon Leys travelled to the site. This is his riviting account of the shipwreck and its brutal aftermath. As well as a narrative of the disaster, it is also a subtle consideration of the nature of totalitarianism and our susceptability to its ideologues. This book also includes Leys' elegiac essay, Prosper, recalling a summer when he joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat from Brittany, one of the last boats still working under sail. The remarkable piece vividly evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest and finest form of seamanship.

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.

Batavia :

Photography

Author - Barbara Ann Toal
Publisher - Arcadia Publishing
Pages - 128
ISBN - 1439610576


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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 Wheelchair Evaluation : A Clinician's Guide

Health & Fitness

Author - Mitchell Batavia
Publisher - Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Pages - 276
ISBN - 1449618235


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Detail - The Wheelchair Evaluation: A Clinician s Guide, Second Edition is an updated, practical, and concise reference on the wheelchair prescription process. It s perfect for students and clinicians in the health fields who work with physically disabled individuals in need of a wheelchair. This book is a portable, hands-on manual that implements a real-world approach to patient evaluation, choice of wheelchair components, documentation, and funding."

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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Printers and Printing in the East Indies to 1850 : Batavia

Technology & Engineering

Author - Katharine Smith Diehl
Publisher - Aristide d Caratzas Pub
Pages - 445
ISBN -


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From Batavia to Jakarta : Indonésia's Capital 1930's to 1980s

History

Author - Susan Abeyasekere
Publisher - Monash Asia Inst
Pages - 129
ISBN -


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The Social World of Batavia : Europeans and Eurasians in Colonial Indonesia

History

Author - Jean Gelman Taylor
Publisher - Univ of Wisconsin Press
Pages - 312
ISBN - 0299232131


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Detail - In the seventeenth century, the Dutch established a trading base at the Indonesian site of Jacarta. What began as a minor colonial outpost under the name Batavia would become, over the next three centuries, the flourishing economic and political nucleus of the Dutch Asian Empire. In this pioneering study, Jean Gelman Taylor offers a comprehensive analysis of Batavia’s extraordinary social world—its marriage patterns, religious and social organizations, economic interests, and sexual roles. With an emphasis on the urban ruling elite, she argues that Europeans and Asians alike were profoundly altered by their merging, resulting in a distinctive hybrid, Indo-Dutch culture. Original in its focus on gender and use of varied sources—travelers’ accounts, newspapers, legal codes, genealogical data, photograph albums, paintings, and ceramics—The Social World of Batavia, first published in 1983, forged new paths in the study of colonial society. In this second edition, Gelman offers a new preface as well as an additional chapter tracing the development of these themes by a new generation of scholars.

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.

Jakarta-Batavia : socio-cultural essays

History

Author - C. D. Grijns
Publisher - KITLV Press
Pages - 349
ISBN - 9789067181396


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Batavia :

Author - Hendrik Conscience
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 305
ISBN -


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