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What year did Matthew Flinders circumnavigate Australia?

What year did Matthew Flinders circumnavigate Australia?

His most successful voyage came between 1801 and 1803 when he charted the coastline of Australia, completing and linking together other partial surveys to give us the first complete picture of our island nation. Flinders was later shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef.

How did Flinders die?

Kidney disease
Matthew Flinders/Cause of death

Flinders died, aged 40, on 19 July 1814 from kidney disease, at his London home at 14 London Street, later renamed Maple Street and now the site of the BT Tower.

How did Flinders and bass circumnavigate Tasmania?

The circumnavigation of Tasmania Separate voyages led Bass and Flinders to the shared view that a strait separated the mainland from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). Bass left Sydney on 3 December 1797 in an open whaleboat, about 8.5 metres in length. With a crew of six he sailed south, tracing the coast as far as present-day Westernport, Victoria.

Where did Flinders and bass sail to in 1799?

They sailed along the south coast, spending time in the south-east at Frederick Henry Bay and the Derwent estuary. On 3 January 1799 they sailed for Port Jackson, having proven Tasmania to be an island. Governor Hunter named the strait after Bass, at Flinders’ suggestion.

How did Matthew Bass and Matthew Flinders meet?

Both Lincolnshire-born, Bass and Flinders met on a voyage to Australia in 1795 onboard the HMS Reliance. Once in the new colony, the two made a series of expeditions together. First it was short trips along waterways close to Port Jackson. Eventually, onboard the Norfolk, they circumnavigated Tasmania.

Where did Flinders sail to on his circumnavigation?

In July 1799 Governor Hunter instructed Flinders to sail north as far as Hervey Bay, near Bundaberg in present-day Queensland, to locate any rivers which would allow entrance to the inland. Flinders sailed again on Norfolk, joined by his brother, Samuel, now aged 16, and a crew of eight, including Indigenous Australian Bungaree, of the Eora people.