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    DescriptionMatthew Flinders is a towering figure in Australian history - the first to chart our coastline and the leading champion for naming the country Australia. In 1801 he was made commander of the expedition of his life - the first close circumnavigation of Terra Australis. Famous for his meticulous charts and superb navigational skills, Flinders was a bloody good sailor. He battled treacherous conditions in a boat hardly seaworthy, faced the loss of a number of his crewmen and, following a shipwreck on a reef off the Queensland coast, navigated the ship's cutter over 1000 kilometres back to Sydney to get help. Rob Mundle brings Matthew Flinders' fascinating story to life - from the heroism and drama of shipwreck, imprisonment and long voyages in appalling conditions, to the heartbreak of being separated from his beloved wife for most of their married life. This is a gripping adventure biography, in the style of BLIGH: MASTER MARINER.

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    The Man Who Mapped Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Mundle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    ISBN 13: 9780733630422
    ISBN 10: 0733630421

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV020000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1MBF
    DC23: 994.042092
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNBH, NHTM
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp colour photos
    Hachette Australia
    Imprint name
    Hachette Australia
    Publication date
    26 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rob Mundle is the bestselling author of BLIGH: MASTER MARINER and ten other books, and a journalist and competitive yachtsman whose own family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather who was the master of square riggers. Rob has reported on more than 30 Sydney to Hobart Races, covered seven America's Cup challenges (including Australia's historic 1983 win), four Olympics and numerous other major international events. For more information visit: http://robmundle.com/
    Review quote
    'This book has it all adventure, romance and tension.' [Sunshine Coast Sunday]'A drama of adventure and shipwreck' [Sun Herald, Sydney]'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' [Sunday Age]'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era' [Herald Sun, Melbourne]