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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

Rob Mundle

4 Reviews

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Australia, c 1700 to c 1800, Biography: general, Biography: historical, political & military, Prose: non-fiction, British & Irish history, Australasian & Pacific history, Maritime history

The fascinating story of the exceptional maritime explorer, Matthew Flinders - the man who put Australia on the map.

Shipwrecks, storms, death and danger - Matthew Flinders encountered it all on his courageous quest to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline.

From the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty.

This is a gripping adventure biography that details the life of Flinders, a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history.

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Praise for Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

  • 'This book has it all adventure, romance and tension.' - Sunshine Coast Sunday

  • 'A drama of adventure and shipwreck' - Sun Herald, Sydney

  • 'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' - Sunday Age

  • 'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era' - Herald Sun, Melbourne

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