Matthew Flinders in 1808 at Ile-de-France.
This title describes additional voyages of Matthew Flinders associated with the exploration of Queensland.
Chapter 1 covers the description of the July, 1802, voyage to the north coast of Australia and around the Gulf of Carpentaria. Due to problems with their ship – the nvestigator – Flinders ends up circumnavigating Australia and not returning to Sydney until 9 June, 1803.
Chapter 2 describes the voyage north in which Flinders was sailing to England starting on 10 August, 1803, but unfortunately the ship was wrecked on a reef. Escaping, with some difficulty, he returned back to Sydney, arriving on 8 September, 1803.
Chapter 3 sees Flinders again leaving Sydney on 21 September, 1803, to head north and rescue those left behind in the wreck described in Chapter 2. He then intends continuing onto England, which unfortunately doesn’t quickly happen as he becomes a prisoner of the French at Mauritius for nearly seven years.
The information contained in this title comes from the The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders R.N. by Ernest Scott, Professor of History University of Melbourne, published in 1914. Much Original Source Document content comes from Flinders’ journals. In all cases, the original spelling and grammar are left as is to preserve the authenticity of this information.
Warning: This title may contain names and images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
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