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Author Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814.

Title Matthew Flinders : personal letters from an extraordinary life / edited by Paul Brunton
Published Sydney : Hordern House in association with the State Library of New South Wales, 2002


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Description 262 pages : color illustrations, map, color portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Series Mitchell heritage series, 1446-2478 ; no. 1
Mitchell heritage series ; no. 1
Summary This wonderful collection of letters chronicles the extraordinary life of Flinders, and is designed to give an insight into his fascinating career. In just twenty-three years, from 1791 to his death at the age of forty in 1814, Flinders served under William Bligh on the famous breadfruit expedition to Jamaica, fought a celebrated battle against the French, discovered Bass Strait and charted Tasmania, circumnavigated the Australian continent, and wrote one of the legendary books of exploration. This beautifully illustrated publication offers over one hundred of Flinders' letters, documenting his life's great achievements. It includes highlights such as the historically significant letter to Sir Joseph Banks, volunteering for the formidable task of completing the discovery of New Holland, and a recently discovered letter from Flinders to George Bass, which throws new light on their intimate relationship
Analysis Matthew Flinders
Sea travel
Discovery and exploration
History, Pre-1801
History, 1801-1900
Flinders, Matthew
Notes "First published in 2002 in an edition of 2000 copies by Hordern House Rare Books Pty. Ltd. in association with the State Library of New South Wales"--Verso of title-page
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 255-256) and index
Subject Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814 -- Correspondence.
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Explorers -- Australia.
Art, Colonial -- Australia.
Explorers -- Australia -- Correspondence.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Author Brunton, Paul, 1950-
State Library of New South Wales.
ISBN 1875567321 :
Other Titles Personal letters from an extraordinary life