By Miriam Estensen
Estensen's ebook is a piece of painstaking scholarship, worn frivolously it is going to be an everlasting contribution to Australian history.' Gillian Dooley, Australian booklet Review
Estensen offers us the ups and downs of the guy within the commander's jacket. She has taken an 18th century mariner and made a twenty first century guy of him.' Martin Terry, Sydney Morning Herald
In 1790, a obdurate sixteen-year-old defied his father and went to sea. the following begun the notable occupation of Matthew Flinders R.N., a profession that led to his 40th 12 months simply days after the ebook of A Voyage to Terra Australis, his life's paintings detailing his epic voyage of circumnavigation of the nice South Land.
The lifetime of Matthew Flinders is a narrative of patience and audacious risk-taking, riding ambition and frustration, obstinate selection and doubt. it's a richly certain account of tragedy and short-lived triumph, of exile on an enemy island, of affection thwarted and a painful early demise. it's also the tale of a guy who grew to become one of many nice navigators of the 19th century, an adventurer who left an indelible mark on a continent and a nation.
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