Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline he is the man who put Australia on the map.
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.
About the Author
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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A good read about the birth of our nation.
Another informative book on Australian history from Rob Mundle, one of the best writers for this period.
'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]
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th November 2013
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1