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Author Cuthbert, Penny

Title Oskar Speck : 50,000 kilometres by kayak / Penny Cuthbert
Published Sydney : Australian National Maritime Museum, [2011]


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Description 20 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, 1 map, portraits ; 23 x 24 cm
Summary "One of the Australian National Maritime Museum's most spectacular exhibitions is Watermarks - adventure, sport and play. Occupying the 30-metre-high ANZ Tall Gallery, it explores the way in which we use the water for relaxation, for exercise and competition, and in pursuit of personal achievements. One of this exhibitions defining themes, Voyaters, salutes individuals who challenge themselves on the world's oceans and waterways. It's here that we tell the remarkable story of German adventurer, voyager and emigrant Oskar Speck and his 50,000-kilometre odyssey, paddling a kayak from Germany to Australia in the 1930s."--T.p. verso
Notes Map on end paper
Subject Speck, Oscar -- Travel
Speck, Oskar, 1907-1993 -- Travel
Australian National Maritime Museum -- Exhibitions.
Germans -- Travel.
Kayakers -- Biography.
Kayakers -- Germany -- Biography.
Kayaking -- History -- 20th century.
Sea kayaking.
Voyages around the world -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Mellefont, Jeffrey, 1951-
Australian National Maritime Museum.
ISBN 9780977547128 (paperback)