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Author Anderson, Stephanie.

Title Pelletier : the forgotten castaway of Cape York / introductory essay & translation by Stephanie Anderson ; from the original book Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages : les aventure de Narcisse Pelletier by Constant Merland ; ethnographic commentary by Athol Chase
Published Melbourne : Melbourne Books, [2009]
©2009

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 MELB  994.03 Pellet And/Ptf  Unavailable C19
Description 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Series Non fiction Jul 2009
Contents Maps -- Part one : the two lives of Narcisse Pelletier; Pama Malngkana: the "Sandbeach people" of Cape York -- Part two: Seventeen years with the savages; The adventures of Narcisse Pelletier -- Appendices : Appendix 1: Musical observations about the songs of Narcisse Pelletier by Edouard Garnier -- Appendix 2: Four songs taken down by Narcisse Pelletier and set to music by Edouard Granier
Summary "French cabin boy Narcisse Pelletier was fourteen years old when the Saint-Paul was shipwrecked near Rossel Island off New Guinea in 1858. After a gruelling voyage in a longboat across the Coral Sea to Cape York, he was rescued by a coastal Aboriginal family and remained with them as a member of the Uutaalnganu people for seventeen years. Even though it is all but forgotten in Australia, and in France his Cape York experience is known only in its broad outlines, his story rivals that of the famous William Buckley. Now, for the first time, this remarkable true story is presented in English, complemented by an in-depth introductory essay and ethnographic commentary.This book is required reading for anyone with an interest in Australian history, anthropology, or the intriguing pre-colonial world of a coastal Aboriginal people."--Publisher's website
Notes From the original book Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages. Les aventures de Narcisse Pelletier by Constant Merland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-369)
Notes First published as Paris : C. Merlan E. Dentu, 1876 Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages : les aventures de Narcisse Pelletier
Subject Pelletier, Narcisse.
Shipwreck survival -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)
Castaways -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)
Survival -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)
Survival -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula
Shipwreck survival -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula
Survival at sea -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula
Airplane crash survival -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula
Shipwreck victims -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula -- Social life and customs
Castaways -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Castaways -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula
Shipwrecks -- Coral Sea.
Queensland -- History -- 1851-1891
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Merland, Constant, 1808-1885. Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages
Chase, Athol Kennedy
LC no. 2009483341
ISBN 9781877096679 paperback