Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia (Paperback)
Short Description for Flinders The exciting story of Matthew Flinders - the man who named Australia and the first to chart its coastline.
- Published: 27 February 2014
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780733630422 ISBN 10: 0733630421
Full description for Flinders
FLINDERS brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer 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, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history. This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling BLIGH: MASTER MARINER.