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In a Sunburned Country Quotes by Bill Bryson(page 2 of 4)

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Luis Vaez de Torres flourished , navigator, was a Spanish subject, but nothing is known of his birth or early life. He must have been an experienced navigator when in he was given command of the San Pedrico , 40 tons, the second in size of three vessels with which Pedro Fernandez de Quiros set out from Callao, Peru, on 21 December in search of the supposed southern continent. Quiros placed great reliance on Torres, and when they reached an island usually sent him ashore in command of the landing party. Torres took a party ashore, but by his 'indiscreet presumption', got involved in a fracas in which several natives were killed. Appointed camp master he had a stockade built, but before the end of the month Quiros decided to abandon Espiritu Santo and sail onward.

The first European to sail through the strait was Luis Vaez de Torres in There are about islands but only 17 of them have people living on them. While there are about 6, Torres Strait Islanders living on the islands, about 42, islanders now live on the mainland. The islands belong to Australia and are a part of Queensland. They are the only part of Australia to share a border with another country, New Guinea.

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Most contemporary historians accept this as evidence of his origins. Torres has been presented by some writers as Portuguese, without any evidence other than his name., The first European to sail through the strait was Luis Vaez de Torres in

Luis Vaez de Torres flourished , navigator, was a Spanish subject, but nothing is known of his birth or early life. He must have been an experienced navigator when in he was given command View the full record at Australian Dictionary of Biography. The report of his voyage seems to have been filed and overlooked until the British occupied Manila in Nothing known of his birth, early life, or death.

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