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Flinders, Matthew 1774-1814

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Works: 1,065 works in 1,645 publications in 2 languages and 11,103 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Fiction  Diaries  Sources  Juvenile works  Maps  Personal correspondence  Nautical charts 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Other
Classifications: DU114.F6, 994.02
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Most widely held works about Matthew Flinders
 
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Most widely held works by Matthew Flinders
A voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802 and 1803, in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner : with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island by Matthew Flinders( Book )

24 editions published between 1814 and 1966 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.164; 171; (Vanderlin Island (Pellew Group)) Traces of Aborigines; p.172-3; Indications of foreign visitors (Macassans); Stone structure; Remains of bamboo, ship, anchor, rudders; p.183; Evidence of foreign visitors abandoned huts; nothing found under floors; p.188-9; (Chasm Island) - Aboriginal paintings on rocks; p.196-7; (Blue Mud Bay) - Attacked by Aborigines; Aboriginal shot; p.198; Canoe described; Supposes hostility due to contact with Asiatic visitors; p.206-210; (Caledon Bay) - Contact with Aborigines; p.212; Aborigines described; dress; circumcision; weapons; p.213; Evidence of Asian contact; p.214-215; Aboriginal vocabulary; p.223; (Melville Bay) - Pottery and hut on beach; p.2228-233; (English Companys Islands) - Encounter with Macassan praus, under Pobassoo; Detailed account; Description of trepang and Macassan navigation methods; p.233; Pabassoo Island and Malay Roads named p.235; Contact with Aborigines; p.257; Koepang, Timor; Information sought from governor concerning Macassan trepang industry
Observations on the coasts of Van Diemen's Land : on Bass's Strait and its islands, and on part of the coasts of New-South Wales ; intended to accompany the charts of the late discoveries in those countries by Matthew Flinders( Book )

23 editions published between 1801 and 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.8; Comments on natives in south-east part of Tasmania physical description, seemed devoid of fear; p.11; Opinion that Hunters Isles had no stationary inhabitants; p.15; Numerous snakes seen between Port Dalrymple and Isle Waterhouse p.20; Comments on natives at port Dalrymple; p.31; Contact with friendly natives on south coast N.S.W. (near Wilsons Promontory); p.36; Use of canoes by Aborigines at Twofold Bay
Matthew Flinders' narrative of his voyage in the schooner Francis, 1798 : preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c. by Matthew Flinders( Book )

7 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia by Matthew Flinders( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in two volumes in 1814, this is the enthralling account of the circumnavigation of Australia, by the man who gave our country its name. This book is a vital step toward a new understanding of our own history; it is Flinders' story in his own words, destined to be eagerly read by all ages
Terra Australis by Matthew Flinders( Book )

23 editions published between 1814 and 2014 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the practice of nautical surveying, and the construction of sea-charts : illustrated by thirty-four plates by Charles François Beautemps-Beaupré( )

2 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the coasts of Van Diemen's Land, on Bass's Strait and its islands : and on part of the coasts of New South Wales by Matthew Flinders( Book )

2 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim by Matthew Flinders( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the memory of Trim, the best and most illustrious of his Race, the most affectionate of friends, faithful of servants, and best of creatures. He made the Tour of the Globe, and a voyage to Australia, which he circumnavigated; and was ever the delight and pleasure of his fellow voyagers. Returning to Europe in 1803, he was shipwrecked in the Great Equinoxial Ocean; This danger escaped, he sought refuge and assistance at the Isle of France, where he was made prisoner, contrary to the laws of Justice, of Humanity, and of French National Faith; and where, alas! he terminated his useful career, by an untimely death, being devoured by the Catophagi of that island. Many a time have I beheld his little merriments with delight, and his superior intelligence with surprise: Never will his like be seen again! Trim was born in the Southern Indian Ocean, in the Year 1799, and perished as above at the Isle of France in 1804. Peace be to his shade, and Honour to his memory." --p. [iv-v]
Reise nach dem Austral-Lande, in der Absicht die Entdeckung desselben zu vollenden : unternommem in den Jahren 1801, 1802 und 1803 by Matthew Flinders( Book )

4 editions published in 1816 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the coasts and Van Diemen's Land, on Bass's Strait and its islands, and on part of the coasts of New South Wales, intendedto accompany the charts of the late discoveries in those countries by Matthew Flinders( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsim reprint of: London: printed by John Nichols, 1801 Observations on the coasts and Van Diemen's Land, on Bass's Strait and its islands, and on part of the coasts of New South Wales, intendedto accompany the charts of the late discoveries in those countries
Letters to Ann : the love story of Matthew Flinders and Ann Chappelle by Catharine Retter( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. AUSTRALIAN. The year was 1801. The explorer Matthew Flinders was shortly to set sail for Terra Australis. Could he possibly win the heart of Ann Chappelle before he departed? She was sweet-natured, clever and dignified and came from a modest though genteel home. Having lost her seagoing father at a tender age, Ann wanted no attachment with a naval man. He was personable, steadfast and ambitious and was making his mark as a navigator in the Pacific. He was torn between his love for the sea and his love for her. They married. Three months later Matthew left for Australia, where he surveyed the southern coast and circumnavigated the continent. It was a time of hostility between France and England. En route home, he was detained by the French - for six years. Reprint/Print on Demand Title
Australia circumnavigated : the voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803 by Matthew Flinders( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders's fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the 'Memoir' he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian maritime history and European voyaging in the Pacific. Flinders was the first explorer to circumnavigate Australia. He was also largely responsible for giving Australia its name. His voyage was supported by the Admiralty, the Navy Board, the East India Company and the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. Banks ensured that the Investigator expedition included scientific gentlemen to document Australia's flora, fauna, geology and landscape features. The botanist Robert Brown, botanical painter Ferdinand Bauer, landscape artist William Westall and the gardener Peter Good were all members of the voyage. After landfall at Cape Leeuwin, Flinders sailed anti-clockwise round the whole continent, returning to Port Jackson when the ship became unseaworthy. After a series of misfortunes, including a shipwreck and a long detention at the Ile de France (now Mauritius), Flinders returned to England in 1810. He devoted the last four years of his life to preparing A Voyage to Terra Australis, published in two volumes, and an atlas. Flinders died on 19 July 1814 at the age of forty. The fair journals edited here comprise a daily log with full nautical information and 'remarks' on the coastal landscape, the achievements of previous navigators in Australian waters, encounters with Aborigines and Macassan trepangers, naval routines, scientific findings and Flinders's surveying and charting. The journals also include instructions for the voyage and some additional correspondence. The 'Memoir' explains Flinders' methodology in compiling his journals and charts and the purpose and content of his surveys. This edition has a substantial introduction and textual introduction complemented with photographic excerpts from Flinders's survey sheets, maps of the voyage and illustrations of the botanical and artistic work undertaken. -- Amazon.com
VOYAGE TO TERRA AUSTRALIS : (volume-ii) by Matthew Flinders( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General chart of Terra Australis or Australia, showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by Matthew Flinders( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trim, the cartographer's cat : the ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia by Matthew Flinders( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trim was the ship's cat who accompanied Matthew Flinders on his voyages to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia from 1801 to 1803. Trim, The Cartographer's Cat is a charming ode to the much-loved pet, which will warm the heart of any cat lover. The first part of the book reproduces Flinders' own whimsical tribute to Trim, written while in captivity in the early 1800s, with added "friendly footnotes" to provide some background to Flinders' numerous literary allusions and nautical terms. Next the book discusses where Flinders was when he wrote his tribute and why, and what his letters and journals from that time tell us about his "sporting, affectionate and useful companion." Finally, we learn what Trim's views on all of this might have been, in a fun and fanciful observation on his premature epitaph. Accompanying this jam-packed fascinating text are beautiful maps, historical photographs, quirky original illustrations by illustrator Ad Long and excerpts from Flinders' original script, showing his beautiful handwriting. This book will make a unique and treasured gift for Flinders fans and cat lovers around the world
A voyage to Terra Australis; undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802 and 1803 by Matthew Flinders( Book )

6 editions published between 1814 and 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early nineteenth century, Australia remained largely uncharted, and doubt prevailed as to its unity as a continent. The 1801 expedition led by English mariner and cartographer Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), on board the Investigator, was groundbreaking in this respect. Flinders' charting of the Australian coastline provided the first complete map outlining the continent, and his influence was decisive in changing its name from Terra Australis to Australia - a term 'more agreeable to the ear'. Structured around daily geographical and astronomical observations, Flinders' journals are remarkable for their humanity and their sense of humour. Started in 1801, they continue to include Flinders' imprisonment by the French in the island of Mauritius between 1803 and 1810. They were first published in 1814, the day before Flinders' death. Volume 1 spans the first two years of the expedition and focuses on the discoveries made along the south coast of the continent
The Australian early map portfolio( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering Terra Australis : the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders by F. J Fornasiero( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering Terra Australis traces the parallel lives and voyages of the explorers Flinders and Baudin, as they travelled to Australia and explored the coastline of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Unusually, the book takes its lead from the voyages of Baudin, rather than Flinders, providing a rather different interpretation than those presently circulating. Furthermore the authors have worked using their own totally fresh translation of Baudin's journals, sourcing original accounts including material which has never before been available in English
 
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Alternative Names
A. Matthew Flinders

Flinders, M., 1774-1814

Flinders Mathew

Flinders, Mėtʹi︠u︡

Flinders, Mėtʹi︠u︡ 1774-1814

Flinders, Mèt'û

Matthew Flinders angielski podróżnik, żeglarz

Matthew Flinders britischer Forschungsreisender

Matthew Flinders Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1774-1814)

Matthew Flinders esploratore britannico

Matthew Flinders loingseoir agus cartagrafaí Sasanach

Matthew Flinders navegador e cartógrafo inglês

Matthyu Flindaas

Матю Флиндърс

Метью Фліндерс

Мэцью Фліндэрс

Флиндерс, Мэтью

מתיו פלינדרס

ماثيو فليندرز

ماثيو فليندرز ملاح ومستكشف إنجليزي

متیو فلیندرز

मॅथ्यू फ्लिंडर्स

மத்தியூ பிலிண்டேர்ஸ்

매슈 플린더스

マシュー・フリンダース

馬修·福林達斯

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English (295)

German (21)