Narrative of an Expedition of Discovery from Australia to the Netherlands with the “Flying Dutchmen”
by Frank Clune
Angus and Robertson, 1953, [First Edition], illustrated frontispiece, illustrated endpapers (maps), black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription to reverse frontispiece, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, chipping and small tears, small parts missing (see photographs)
“Frank Clune has ben off again on another of his modern voyages of exploration – this time to Holland. Since the Dutch played a great part in discovering Australia 350 years ago, he argues, it was perhaps appropriate for an Australian now to “discover” Holland. This is the log-book of his travels.
In the space of a few months, Clune saw much of the land that the energetic Dutch continue to reclaim from their old enemy, the sea; and he met many Dutchmen of all walks and conditions of life: scores of the people, both exalted and humble, who make the nation’s wheels go round. He is as interesting when writing of the skipper of a fishing-boat with whom he went shrimping as when he describes interviews with such famous men as Willem Drees, the Prime Minister, or Albert Plesman, the president of K.L.M. Airlines.”