Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia


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Matthew Flinders is a towering figure in Australian history - the first to chart our coastline and the leading champion for naming the country Australia. In 1801 he was made commander of the expedition of his life - the first close circumnavigation of Terra Australis. Famous for his meticulous charts and superb navigational skills, Flinders was a bloody good sailor. He battled treacherous conditions in a boat hardly seaworthy, faced the loss of a number of his crewmen and, following a shipwreck on a reef off the Queensland ...

Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia 2013, Hachette Australia, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9780733630422

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