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On This Day: 28 June 1688

Some time around this day in 1688, Thomas Bowrey invited the pirate William Dampier to his house in Aceh. In Dampier’s own words:

When I was a little recovered from the effects of my drench I made shift to go abroad and, having been kindly invited to Captain Bowrey’s house there, my first visit was to him, who had a ship in the road but lived ashore. 87 more words

On This Day: 20 April 1688

On this day in 1688, Bowrey started an account book for his business whilst he stayed at Aceh. The accounts ended 16 May but his stay there lasted at least a month or so longer because that is when the pirate, William Dampier, visited Bowrey at his house. 105 more words


29/06/2016 – On the road

Much driving was done.

We had a quick break in Dampier to stretch our legs, and see…

…  the statue of Red Dog. 121 more words

Western Australia

Slow Progress - Bowrey's Eventful Life in the East Indies 1680-1688

Bowrey’s second period in the East Indies from 1680 to 1688 was eventful and this chapter is taking a long time to write. There is great satisfaction in matching events in his papers with mentions in the records of the East India Company but it all takes time. 168 more words

Days 91-94 - Dampier and surrounds 2

2nd September, 2016.

We decided to make a day trip to the towns of Point Samson, Cossack and Roebourne and to include some Geocaching along the way. 387 more words


Days 91-94 - Dampier and surrounds 1

30th August – 2nd September, 2016.

Leaving Cape Range National Park, we retraced our route to Exmouth where we collected our mail, restocked with groceries, filled our tanks with water at the Information Centre and refuelled before heading back down the peninsula and taking the turn left to connect with the North West Coastal Highway. 549 more words


Pardoo Station - Miaree Pool (Western Australia)

13/09/16  Our stay at Barn Hill extended one more day because Di reckoned that Birthday Boys shouldn’t have to drive on their special day. I agreed (easy decision) and we celebrated with a lunch at the Ramada Eco Resort just up the road at Cape Villaret. 518 more words

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