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Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814

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Personal name headingFlinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
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Variant(s)Flinders, Mėtʹi︠u︡, 1774-1814
Associated countryGreat Britain England
Associated placeAustralia Île de France
Birth date1774-03-16
Death date1814-07-19
Place of birthDonington (Lincolnshire, England)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityAustralia--Discovery and exploration
AffiliationGreat Britain. Royal Navy
Profession or occupationExplorers Scientists
Found inCollins' "Acc ... New South Wales", 1798.
Malakhovskiĭ, K. V. Li︠u︡bovʹ i dolg, 1985: t.p. (Mėtʹi︠u︡ Flindersa)
Baudin-Flinders dans l'Océan indien, c2006: p. 4 of cover (Matthew Flinders (1774-1814))
Bastian, Josephine M. "A passion for exploring new countries", 2016: title page (Matthew Flinders) page ix (Matthew Flinders (1774-1814))
Australian dictionary of biography online, April 24, 2017 (Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814); navigator, hydrographer and scientist; born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, Lincolnshire, England; died 18 [sic] July 1814, London, Middlesex, England; entered the navy in 1789; author of A Voyage to Terra Australis; it was published on 18 July 1814, the day before he died)
Encounter 1802-2002, via State Library of South Australia website, April 24, 2017: Flinders' voyage > Biography (Matthew Flinders (1774-1814); born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, Lincolnshire; began his naval career at the age of fifteen, on the HMS Alert; in 1795 he sailed in the Reliance to the new convict settlement at Botany Bay. On board Flinders befriended George Bass; with Bass, Flinders made a number of small boat journeys and refined the charts of the New South Wales coast. In 1798 Flinders and Bass set out in the Norfolk to explore the extent of the strait between the mainland and Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). By circumnavigating Van Diemen's Land, Flinders proved that it was a separate island; By February 1801 Flinders had been given command of the Investigator to explore the entire coast of Terra Australis; completed the journey around the southern continent; held prisoner at Ile de France (Mauritius) for 6 1/2 years; in October 1810 Flinders finally returned home to England; died in 1814, the day after A voyage to Terra Australis was published)
Britannica online, April 24, 2017 (Matthew Flinders (born March 16, 1774, Donington, Lincolnshire, England; died July 19, 1814, London); English navigator who charted much of the Australian coast; entered the Royal Navy in 1789 and became a navigator. In 1795 he sailed to Australia, where he explored and charted its southeast coast and circumnavigated the island of Tasmania. As commander of the Investigator, he again sailed from England for Australia in 1801. On this visit he surveyed the entire southern coast, from Cape Leeuwin, in the southwest, to the Bass Strait, which separates mainland Australia from Tasmania. On July 22, 1802, he sailed from Sydney (on Port Jackson) and charted the east coast of Australia and the Gulf of Carpentaria on the north coast. Continuing westward and southward, he circumnavigated Australia and again reached Port Jackson on June 9, 1803. In December, on the voyage back to England, the condition of his ship required him to stop at the Île de France (now Mauritius) in the western Indian Ocean. There he was interned by the French authorities and was not allowed to leave for England until 1810)
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