Flinders : The Man Who Mapped Australia

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Matthew 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 165 x 237 x 31mm | 528g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 2 x 8pp colour photos
  • 0733630421
  • 9780733630422
  • 307,815

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
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About Rob Mundle

Rob Mundle is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive yachtsman whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great grandfather who was the master of square riggers.

For over forty years Rob has combined his passions for sailing and writing. He has written eleven books, reported on more than thirty Sydney to Hobarts (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events. He is the winner of many sailing championships, and a regular competitor in local and international contests, and has sailed everything from sailboards and 18-foot skiffs through to supermaxi yachts and offshore multihulls.
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