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The Resource Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc, texte [recueilli par] Constant Merland

Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc, texte [recueilli par] Constant Merland

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Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc
Title
Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc
Statement of responsibility
texte [recueilli par] Constant Merland
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Author
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fre
Summary
A young ship's boy from Vendée, Narcisse Pelletier left his native region in 1856 to embark on long-distance voyages when he was only 12 years old. He embarked in Marseilles on a three-master, the Saint-Paul, which ran aground months later near Rossel Island, in New Guinea. The European crew then suffered the prolonged attack of the islanders and fled in a rowboat. Enduring many hardships, the sailors crossed the Coral Sea to approach the coast of north-east Cape York Penisnsula. During an expedition to fetch water, Narcisse Pelletier was separated from his companions. The boat left without him. Found ready to die by an Aboriginal family, Narcisse Pelletier was taken in and adopted by their clan. For seventeen years, he lived among this group of fishermen, the Uutaalnganu people, participating in all apects of Aboriginal life. In 1875, aged 31, he was picked up, against his will, on the coast by an English ship. The man whom the Australian press then nicknamed "the white savage" returned to Saint-Gilles-sur-Vie in 1876, receiving an ovation. He found his family and faced the difficulties of returning to Vendée life, taming a world that was no longer really his. Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc, takes up the entire text of Constant Merland, the doctor and scientist from Nantes, who collected and published the testimony of Narcisse Pelletier. It has been enhanced with numerous documents and unpublished illustrations by Thomas Duranteau who, with Xavier Porteau, was passionate about this true survival story
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
B2Q
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1844-1894
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Pelletier, Narcisse
Dewey number
920.9910452
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In French
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1808-1885
  • 1979-
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  • Merland, Constant
  • Duranteau, Thomas
  • Porteau, Xavier
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  • Pelletier, Narcisse
  • Maademan
  • Castaways
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc, texte [recueilli par] Constant Merland
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a394874.pdf
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: page 175
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065255592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Édition augmenté par /
  • Thomas Duranteau, Xavier Porteau.
Extent
175 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter-library loan
Isbn
9782356391858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (mainly in colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)991057655
Label
Narcisse Pelletier, la vraie histoire du sauvage blanc, texte [recueilli par] Constant Merland
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/a394874.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: page 175
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065255592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Édition augmenté par /
  • Thomas Duranteau, Xavier Porteau.
Extent
175 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter-library loan
Isbn
9782356391858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (mainly in colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)991057655

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