Amazon.com: The Coral Island (Wordsworth Children’s …

A mid-XVIII Century British adventure story, I bought it to check whether the author might have been inspired to write this tale for his young audience by a true account of shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef, bloody fighting with natives, and eventual rescue of two young people who told their story on arriving in Sidney, Australia some 15-16 years before Ballantyne’s book was published.

https://www.amazon.com/Coral-Island-Wordsworth-Childrens-Classics/dp/185326170X