A Voyage to Terra Australis, Vol. 2

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-08-26
Publisher(s): Cambridge Univ Pr
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In the early nineteenth century, Australia remained largely uncharted, and doubt prevailed as to its unity as a continent. The 1801 expedition led by English mariner and cartographer Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), was groundbreaking in this respect. Flinders' charting of the Australian coastline provided the first complete map outlining the continent, and his influence was decisive in changing its name from Terra Australis to Australia - a term 'more agreeable to the ear'. Structured around daily geographical and astronomical observations, Flinders' journals - published in 1814, the day before his death - are remarkable for their humanity and sense of humour. Started in 1801, they continue to include Flinders' imprisonment by the French in the island of Mauritius between 1803 and 1810.

Table of Contents

Transactions during the Circumnavigation of Terra Australis, from the Time of Leaving Port Jackson to the Return to That Port
Departure from Port Jackson, with the Lady Nelson
The Keppel Isles, and coast to Cape Manifold
Departure from Shoal-water Bay, and anchorage in Thirsty Sound
The Percy Isles
Passage from the Barrier Reefs to Torres' Strait
Examination of the coast on the east side of the Gulph of Carpentaria
Departure from Sweers' Island
Departure from Sir Edward Pellew's Group
Departure from Caledon Bay
Departure from Timor
Of the winds, currents, and navigation along the east coast of Terra Australis, both within and without the tropic
Occurrences from the Time of Quitting Port Jackson in 1803, to Arriving in England in 1810
Departure from Port Jackson in the Porpoise, accompanied by the Bridgewater and Cato
Departure from Wreck-Reef Bank in a boat
Passage in the Cumberland in Torres' Strait
Arrival at Port Louis (or North-West) in Mauritius
Prisoners in the Maison Despeaux or Garden Prison
Parole given
Occupations at Vacouas
Effects of repeated disappointment on the mind
A prospect of liberty, which is officially confirmed
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