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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Flinders : The Man Who Mapped Australia
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'The exciting story of Matthew Flinders the man who named Australia and the first to chart its coastline.

'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 coast, navigated the ship s cutter over 1000 kilometres back to Sydney to get help.

'Rob Mundle brings Matthew Flinders fascinating story to life from the heroism and drama of shipwreck, imprisonment and long voyages in appalling conditions, to the heartbreak of being separated from his beloved wife for most of their married life. This is a gripping adventure biography, in the style of Bligh: Master Mariner.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to the likes of Matthew Flinders - the heroes of maritime history. These exceptionally brave explorers sailed into the unknown where, through daring, determination and great skill, they completed the map of the world.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Hachette Australia.
      Extent: xiii, 386p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps, port
      Note/s:
      • Includes glossary.
      • Maps on endpapers.
      ISBN: 9780733628504 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

The Top 10 Books for Blokes this Christmas Harry Brumpton , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 24)
Navigator's Story Needs Another Trim Lyndon Megarrity , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Flinders : The Man Who Mapped Australia Rob Mundle , 2012 single work biography
Navigator's Story Needs Another Trim Lyndon Megarrity , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Flinders : The Man Who Mapped Australia Rob Mundle , 2012 single work biography
The Top 10 Books for Blokes this Christmas Harry Brumpton , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 24)
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