The True Adventures of John Nicol
Illustrated historical account
88 pp | Years 2–4
The True Adventures of John Nicol adds to our knowledge of Australia's history in the eighteenth century. John Nicol was a real sailor who arrived at Port Jackson, NSW, with the Second Fleet on the ship The Lady Julian. He also sailed around the world twice and fought with Admiral Nelson's fleet against the French at the Battle of the Nile on The Goliath. John Nicol experienced wreckers, whaling, privateering, press-gangs, storms and many strange sights.
The illustrations in this book are realistic, and maps are included.
Julian Bruére is a watercolourist and illustrator. He has illustrated over 75 children's books and he painted alpine backgrounds for the animated television series of The Silver Brumby. Maritime painting and maritime history are his ongoing passions. The True Adventures of John Nicol combines Bruere's areas of interest and expertise, and promises to lead on to further books and exhibitions of a marine nature.
Source: Black Dog Books (adapted with permission)