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Material taken with Peter Treseder during his kayak cossings of the Timor Sea

Date: 1989 - 1994
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0594

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [011] consists of material taken with Sydney adventurer Peter Treseder on his double crossing of the Timor Sea by collapsible kayak in 1994. Included are notes written by Treseder for the trip; three maps of Indonesia, Pacific Islands and Darwin; a letter from Bruce Eastan to Peter Treseder; a travel itinerary and form; a Folbot catalogue; two charts of the Calder Shoal to Meatij Miarang in the Timor Sea, and one of Darwin to Penguin Shoal.
    HistoryPeter Treseder was born in November 1957 and began his wilderness activities in 1965. He undertook thousands of trips over the next ten years building his skills and confidence before embarking on his next twenty - five years of pioneering and endurance efforts. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Queen's Scout award (1975), and three Australian Geographic Society Spirit adventure awards.

    In July 1994 Peter embarked from Darwin to attempt the first crossing of the Timor sea by kayak while on leave from the Commonwealth Bank. He was inspired by the World War II covert operations "Rimau" and "Jaywick" carried out by Australians from the Japanese fishing boat KRAIT (from which operatives left in kayaks). Peter wanted to test whether it was possible to cross the Timor strait by kayak and whether World War II operatives could have reached Australia by kayak.
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    Web title: Material taken with Peter Treseder during his kayak cossings of the Timor Sea

    Primary title: MATERIAL TAKEN BY PETER TRESEDER ON HIS DOUBLE CROSSING OF THE TIMOR SEA BY KAYAK, INCLUDES TIMESHEETS, CHARTS, MAPS, CATALOUGE AND TRAVEL ITINERARY

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