The Life of Matthew Flinders

The Life of Matthew Flinders

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The Life of Matthew Flinders

The Life of Matthew Flinders

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Product No:
Miriam Estensen
Allen & Unwin
1st Edition
Edition Date:
October 2003
152 x 230 x 40 mm
921 g
Sales Rank:
4354 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

In 1790, a stubborn sixteen-year-old defied his father and went to sea. Here began the remarkable career of Matthew Flinders R.N., a career that ended in his fortieth year just days after the publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis, his life's work detailing his epic voyage of circumnavigation of the Great South Land.

The Life of Matthew Flinders is a story of persistence and audacious risk-taking, driving ambition and frustration, obstinate determination and doubt. It is a richly detailed account of tragedy and short-lived triumph, of exile on an enemy island, of love thwarted and a painful early death. It is also the story of a man who became one of the great navigators of the nineteenth century, an adventurer who left an indelible mark on a continent and a nation. ides her time between researching the life of George Bass, Matthew Flinders' close firend and fellow adventurer, and investigating a new theory of the origins of the Viking outbreak.

'In Estensen, Flinders has at last found his Boswell.'
- Paul Brunton, The Weekend Australian

'Estensen's book is a work of painstaking scholarship, worn lightly it will be an enduring contribution to Australian history.'
- Gillian Dooley, Australian Book Review

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