Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia
FLINDERS brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history. This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling BLIGH: MASTER MARINER.
The exciting story of Matthew Flinders - the man who named Australia and the first to chart its coastline.
'This book has it all adventure, romance and tension.' [Sunshine Coast Sunday]'A drama of adventure and shipwreck' [Sun Herald, Sydney]'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' [Sunday Age]'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era' [Herald Sun, Melbourne]
Rob Mundle is the bestselling author of Bligh: Master Mariner and ten other books, and a journalist and competitive yachtsman whose own family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather who was the master of square riggers. Rob has reported on more than 30 Sydney to Hobart Races, covered seven America's Cup challenges (including Australia's historic 1983 win), four Olympics and numerous other major international events.