Ill-Starred Captains: Flinders and Baudin / Edition 3

Ill-Starred Captains: Flinders and Baudin / Edition 3

by Anthony Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1921361298

ISBN-13: 9781921361296

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Amid the Napoleonic Wars, France and Britain launched rival voyages of discovery to the Antipodes. Led by the outstanding naval captains Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, these expeditions were seen as vital for gathering geographical and scientific knowledge—yet both expeditions ended in personal disaster for their commanders. Drawing extensively on

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Amid the Napoleonic Wars, France and Britain launched rival voyages of discovery to the Antipodes. Led by the outstanding naval captains Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, these expeditions were seen as vital for gathering geographical and scientific knowledge—yet both expeditions ended in personal disaster for their commanders. Drawing extensively on original eyewitness accounts, logs and journals, this intriguing historical documentation brings to life the tragic circumstances of the two men who suffered abrupt changes in fortune while in pursuit of discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921361296
Publisher:
Fremantle Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxii
A Note on Sourcesxv
Weights, Measures and Currenciesxix
1.Introduction: Finding Australia1
2.The Captains18
3.The Voyage Out59
4.New Holland and Timor, April to November 1801111
5.Flinders and the Unknown Coast, December 1801 to May 1802152
6.Baudin in Tasmanian Waters, 1802190
7.Port Jackson Interlude, April to November 1802232
8.Flinders - Triumph and Tragedy, July 1802 to December 1803281
9.The Shadow of a Captain on a Ghost Ship, December 1802 to August 1803327
10.Nemesis - Isle de France: Death, Detention, Deliverance, 1803 to 1810368
11.Finale414
12.Epilogue: Baudin and Flinders - Reputations459
Appendix APassports478
Appendix BShipwreck - Samuel Smith's Account of the Disaster at Wreck Reef481
Appendix CA Day in the Life of Matthew Flinders, Prisoner484
Appendix DRoll Call488
Bibliography497
Index507

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