The maps have been copied from Flinders' Atlas, with the omission of a few details, which, on the small scale necessarily adopted, would have caused confusion; it has been thought better to make what is given quite legible to the unassisted eye. All names on the maps are as Flinders spelt them, but in the body of the book modern spellings have been adopted. In the case of the Duyfhen the usual spelling, which is also that of Flinders, is retained; but the late J.
All names on the maps are as Flinders spelt them, but in the body of the book modern spellings have been adopted. In the case of the Duyfhen the usual spelling, which is also that of Flinders, is retained; but the late J. Backhouse Walker has shown reason to believe that the real name of the vessel was Nescience writers strike.
Enters the Royal Navy. Midshipman on the Bellerophon. Voyage in the Providence. Participates in the battle off Brest.
Sails for Australia in the Reliance. Cruise of the Tom Thumb. Voyage of the Norfolk. Discovery of Port Dalrymple. Return to Port Jackson. Exploration on Queensland coast. Return to England in the Reliance. Plan of Australian Exploration. Sailing of the Investigator.
Discovery of Kangaroo Island and St. Meeting of Flinders and Baudin in Encounter Bay. Flinders in Port Phillip. Voyage to Northern Australia.
Discovery of Port Curtis and Port Bowen. In the Gulf of Carpentaria. Return voyage; Australia circumnavigated. Sydney reached; the Investigator condemned. Sails in the Porpoise.
Wrecked on the Barrier Reef.
Voyage in the Hope to Sydney. Arrival in Port Jackson. Sails in the Cumberland. Arrival at Ile-de-France; made a prisoner. Removal to the Garden Prison Maison Despeaux. French Government orders release of Flinders.
Matthew Flinders was the third of the triad of great English sailors by whom the principal part of Australia was revealed.
All the great seafaring peoples contributed something towards the result. The Dutch especially evinced their enterprise in the pursuit of precise information about the southern Terra Incognita, and the nineteenth century was well within its second quarter before the name New Holland, which for over a hundred years had borne testimony to their adventurous pioneering, gave place in general and geographical literature to the more convenient and euphonious designation suggested by Flinders himself, Australia.
In the Report of the Committee of the Privy Council, dated May 1,"New Holland" is used to designate the continent, but "Australia" is employed as including both the continent and Tasmania. But, important as was the work of the Dutch, and though the contributions made by French navigators possibly also by Spanish are of much consequence, it remains true that the broad outlines of the continent were laid down by Dampier, Cook and Flinders.
These are the principal names in the story. A map of Australia which left out the parts discovered by other sailors would be seriously defective in particular features; but a map which left out the parts discovered by these three Englishmen would gape out of all resemblance to the reality.
Dampier died about the year ; nobody knows precisely when. Matthew Flinders came into the world in time to hear, as he may well have done as a boy, of the murder of his illustrious predecessor in The lad was then seven years of age, having been born on March 16th, His father, also named Matthew, was a surgeon practising his profession at Donington, Lincolnshire, where the boy was born.
The Flinders family had been settled in the same town for several generations. Three in succession had been surgeons.THE LIFE OF MATTHEW FLINDERS. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND ORIGINS. Matthew Flinders was the third of the triad of great English sailors by whom the principal part of Australia was revealed.
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders R.N. by Ernest Scott PROFESSOR OF HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE AUTHOR OF "TERRE NAPOLEON" AND "LIFE OF LAPEROUSE".
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Aeolipile (n.) Alt. of Aeolipyle. Aeolipyle (n.) An apparatus consisting chiefly of a closed vessel (as a globe or cylinder) with one or more projecting bent tubes, through which steam is made to .