Botanical: Flinder's voyages

In 1801, Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator and set off to chart and explore the last unknown Australian coastline. Flinders was meticulous about recording his voyages, the flora and fauna, weather conditions and changes in the coastline. These were published as A Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814. Ferdinand Lucas Bauer was an Austrian botanical illustrator who traveled on Matthew Flinders' expedition to Australia.
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Banksia coccinea  Scarlet Banksia    artist: Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826)  from: 'Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae' (1813)  by Ferdinand Bauer

Australian Botanical Illustration Banksia coccinea Scarlet Banksia artist: Ferdinand Bauer from: 'Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae' by Ferdinand Bauer

HM Sloop Investigator was a survey ship of the Royal Navy. In 1802, under the command of Matthew Flinders, she was the first ship to circumnavigate Australia.

HM Sloop Investigator was a survey ship of the Royal Navy. In under the command of Matthew Flinders, she was the first ship to circumnavigate Australia.

Banksia speciosa by Ferdinand Bauer, collected at Lucky Bay, Western Australia on Matthew Flinders's botanical and zoological expedition. It was a voyage of discovery to Australia on the Investigator between 1801-03

Ferdinand Lucas Bauer Banksia speciosa (Showy or Ricrac banksia), Watercolour on paper, 524 x 356 mm.

Miniature portrait of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) who was the first man to circumnavigate Australia. His charts were so accurate that some are still in use to this day.

Captain Matthew Flinders RN March 1774 – 19 July was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer born in Donington, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent

Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814. General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M. Flinders Commr. of H.M.S. Investigator.

Digital Collections - Maps - Flinders, Matthew, General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M.

Eucalyptus pruinosa (Silver box gum) from the "Australian Drawings of Ferdinand Bauer". This beautiful watercolour was painted during, and shortly after, the Matthew Flinders voyage of circumnavigation of Australia (1801 – 1805).

Eucalyptus pruinosa (Silver box gum) from the "Australian Drawings of Ferdinand Bauer". This beautiful watercolour was painted during, and shortly after, the Matthew Flinders voyage of circumnavigation of Australia –

The exciting story of Matthew Flinders the man who named Australia and the first to chart its coastline.    Matthew Flinders is a towering figure in Australian history the first to chart our coastline and the leading champion for naming the country Australia. In 1801 he was made commander of the expedition of his life the first close circumnavigation of Terra Australis.

Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia : Hardback : Rob Mundle : 9780733628504

Australia $1 Flinders postage stamp. Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent.

Australia $1 Flinders postage stamp. Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent.

Aged 27, Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator under Admiralty instructions to chart and explore the last unknown Australian coast between the Great Australian Bight and the Victorian coast. He had already charted coastlines with George Bass in a tiny wooden boat "Tom Thumb". Flinders was meticulous about recording his voyages, the flora and fauna, weather conditions and changes in the coastline.  These were published as A Voyage to Terra Australis in 1814.

At the tender age of Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator under Admiralty instructions to chart and explore the last unknown Australian coast between the Great Australian Bight and the Victorian coast.

The thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia. The Great Race by David Hill.

The National Library of Australia Bookshop, located in Canberra, sells books and merchandise by Australian authors and artists, and prize-winning international books.

Cephalotus follicularis (detail) by Ferdinand Bauer, collected at King George Sound during Matthew Flinder's survey of the south coast of Australia,1801

Cephalotus follicularis (detail) by Ferdinand Bauer, collected at King George Sound during Matthew Flinder's survey of the south coast of

Exploring Mount Lofty - Portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders, 1808

Exploring Mount Lofty - Portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders, 1808

In 1805, back in England after accompanying Matthew Flinders on his expedition to Australia, the botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858) was appointed clerk, librarian, and housekeeper to the Linnean Society of London. Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen (1810). Ferns, monocotyledons, thirty-seven families of dicotyledons, and cycads.

In 1805, back in England after accompanying Matthew Flinders on his expedition to Australia, the botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858) was appointed clerk, librarian, and housekeeper to the Linnean Society of London. Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen (1810). Ferns, monocotyledons, thirty-seven families of dicotyledons, and cycads.

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