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y separately published work icon Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim single work   prose   autobiography  
Date: 1809 Note: Written while Matthew Flinders was held captive by the French on Ile de France (now Mauritius) Place:
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Mauritius,
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Indian Ocean - Africa, Africa,
Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim
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'The story of a brave, seafaring cat who, in the company of Matthew Flinders, circumnavigated the globe in the years 1799-1804. To the memory of Trim, the best and most illustrious of his race, the most affectionate of friends, faithful of servants, and best of creatures. He made a tour of the Globe, and a voyage to Australia, which he circumnavigated; and was ever the delight and pleasure of his fellow voyagers. Returning to Europe in 1803, he was shipwrecked in the Great Equinoxial Ocean; this danger escaped, he sought refuge and assistance at the Isle of France, where he was made prisoner, contrary to the laws of Justice, of Humanity, and of French National Faith; and where, alas! he terminated his useful career; by an untimely death, being devoured by the Catophago of that island. Many a time have I beheld his little merriments with delight, and his superior intelligence with surprise: Never will his life be seen again! Trim was born in the Southern Indian Ocean, in the Year 1799, and perished as above at the Isle of France in 1804. Peace be to his shade, and honour to his memory.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • The 1977 edition was a joint winner in the Australian Book Design Award section in the Australian Book Pulishers' Association Award, 1978.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Trim
Notes:
This is an abridged version of the text first published in Overland (Winter 1973).
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1977 .
      image of person or book cover 4895784816392003360.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 30p.
      Note/s:
      • Illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow and designed by Annette Macarthur-Onslow and Robin James.
      ISBN: 0001850288
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1997 .
      image of person or book cover 2105731619234916556.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: xix, 51 p.p.
      ISBN: 0207196141

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Works about this Work

The Uses of Adversity: Matthew Flinders' Mauritius Writings. Gillian Dooley , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin and Beyond : Essays and Poems. 2002; (p. 85-92)
Analyses one journal entry from Matthew Flinders Private Journal kept on Mauritius, and his Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim, his ship's cat. Looks at the purpose and value of these writings, which were probably not intended for publication.
Matthew Flinders as Writer Gillian Dooley , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 45-48)
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 43)

— Review of Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim Matthew Flinders , 1973 single work prose autobiography
Matt's Cat Thomas Melville Perry , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 55 1973; (p. 2-3)
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time: The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 66 1978; (p. 43)

— Review of Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim Matthew Flinders , 1973 single work prose autobiography
The Uses of Adversity: Matthew Flinders' Mauritius Writings. Gillian Dooley , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin and Beyond : Essays and Poems. 2002; (p. 85-92)
Analyses one journal entry from Matthew Flinders Private Journal kept on Mauritius, and his Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim, his ship's cat. Looks at the purpose and value of these writings, which were probably not intended for publication.
Matthew Flinders as Writer Gillian Dooley , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 45-48)
Matt's Cat Thomas Melville Perry , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 55 1973; (p. 2-3)
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    Mauritius,
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    Indian Ocean - Africa, Africa,
  • 1799-1804
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