An extraordinary barrier: European exploration, shipwrecks and early heritage values on the Great Barrier Reef 1770–1860

Lloyd, Rohan (2020) An extraordinary barrier: European exploration, shipwrecks and early heritage values on the Great Barrier Reef 1770–1860. History Australia, 17 (1). pp. 40-58.

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Abstract

Popular understandings of the Great Barrier Reef’s early-settler history are anchored to the Endeavour’s crashing in 1770. Recently, however, James Bowen, Margarita Bowen, and Iain McCalman have illuminated the diversity of settler encounters with the Reef. This article builds upon their work. It discusses the first century of settler engagement, specifically the perceptions of explorers towards the Reef. It argues that while the Reef was the site of wrecks, those who threaded through its waters helped foster an appreciation of the Reef’s potential as a safe sea-lane, a site of profitable marine industries, and a source of scientific interest,beauty and cultural heritage.

Item ID: 68482
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1833-4881
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef; north Queensland exploration; shipwrecks; maritime exploration; environmental history
Copyright Information: © 2020 Australian Historical Association
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 04:28
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430307 Environmental history @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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