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Flinders : The Man Who Mapped Australia - Rob Mundle

Flinders

The Man Who Mapped Australia

Paperback Published: 29th November 2016
ISBN: 9780733637384
Number Of Pages: 400

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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 thirteen 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.

Industry Reviews

'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

Matthew flinders

5

Love this book what an explorer he was. He filled in all the gaps that Capt Cook left out all in leaky boats dramatic ship wrecks even more dramatic rescues Languishing in a Spanish jail and now we don't k ow for certain where he is buried. So sad for Australia's most noted explorer in such dire circumstances in early sydney

Australia

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Flinders

5

Great read, just a fascinating part of our history.

Perth, WA

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Fanatstic Aussie History

5

This has been a great history lesson to anyone who has heard of this great man. He has not had the accolades that he should have with what he did to put Australia literally on the map.

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ISBN: 9780733637384
ISBN-10: 0733637388
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th November 2016
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

Rob Mundle

About the Author


Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world's most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies - a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing.

Also, five of his most recent books dealing with Australian maritime history - Bligh: Master Mariner, Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia, Cook: from Sailor to Legend, The First Fleet and Great South Land achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

Rob has recently published his 16th book, Under Full Sail. It tells the story the era of the majestic clipper ships, their impact on the gold rushes in Australia and America, and the role they played in transforming Australia from a convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to these migrant ships of the mid to late 19th century.

Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

Visit Rob Mundle's Booktopia Author Page