A sextant comes to life with a sailor, red wine, a bit of sunshine and some history of mapping Australia’s coast.

Made for ABC Open's 'Object Stories' project: you can read the blog post at open.abc.net.au/posts/intercourse-sun-and-sextant-43we9yg

Narrated by John Walsh. Music by Josephine Byrne.
Photo credits: Dampier Port, ABC News. GPS photo,Garmin. James Cook portrait by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. William Dampier portrait by Thomas Murray 1702.

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