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.
'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