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Miniature portrait of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) who was the first man to circumnavigate Australia.

Miniature portrait of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) who was the first man to circumnavigate Australia.

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Aged 27, Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator under Admiralty instructions to chart and explore the last unknown Australian coast between the Great Australian Bight and the Victorian coast. He had already charted coastlines with George Bass in a tiny wooden boat "Tom Thumb". Flinders was meticulous about recording his voyages, the flora and fauna, weather conditions and changes in the coastline.  These were published as A Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814.

Aged 27, Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator under Admiralty instructions to chart and explore the last unknown Australian coast between the Great Australian Bight and the Victorian coast. He had already charted coastlines with George Bass in a tiny wooden boat "Tom Thumb". Flinders was meticulous about recording his voyages, the flora and fauna, weather conditions and changes in the coastline. These were published as A Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814.

Matthew Flinders' hair, ca. 1800, stored behind miniature portrait of the explorer.  From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales. Find more detailed information about this image:   http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?acmsID=402338=846721

Matthew Flinders' hair, ca. 1800, stored behind miniature portrait of the explorer. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales. Find more detailed information about this image: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?acmsID=402338=846721

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Exploring Mount Lofty - Portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders, 1808

Exploring Mount Lofty - Portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders, 1808

Surveyor-general and explorer who played an important part in the exploration of eastern Australia and also helped open up Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania). Oxley joined the British navy as a midshipman...

Surveyor-general and explorer who played an important part in the exploration of eastern Australia and also helped open up Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania). Oxley joined the British navy as a midshipman...

History of Australian convict tattoos

History of Australian convict tattoos

Martin Cash (1808-1877)   'The Bushranger of Van Diemen's Land, 1843'

Martin Cash (1808-1877) 'The Bushranger of Van Diemen's Land, 1843'

Harold Holt exiting the water at Portsea, Australian Prime Minister who would disappear at sea and never be found.

Harold Holt exiting the water at Portsea, Australian Prime Minister who would disappear at sea and never be found.

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