The Resource "A passion for exploring new countries" : Matthew Flinders & George Bass, Josephine Bastian

"A passion for exploring new countries" : Matthew Flinders & George Bass, Josephine Bastian

Label
"A passion for exploring new countries" : Matthew Flinders & George Bass
Title
"A passion for exploring new countries"
Title remainder
Matthew Flinders & George Bass
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Bastian
Title variation
  • Matthew Flinders & George Bass
  • Matthew Flinders and George Bass
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Australian history...does not read like history', Mark Twain complained in 1897, 'but like the most beautiful lies...It is full of surprises and adventures, incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened.' He might have been thinking of Matthew Flinders and George Bass, two obscure young men from Lincolnshire, who had arrived in Sydney in 1795 determined to achieve greatness. Flinders wanted to be an explorer 'second only to Cook', Bass a naturalist, another Sir Joseph Banks, and a rich Sydney trader. For eight years these two pursued their destiny. Their voyages changed the map of Australia, and Flinders gave it its name. They were ready for even greater ventures. And then it was all over. Bass had set out on a voyage he would never finish. His life ended when he was thirty-two years old. Flinders was standing bareheaded and bedraggled before the governor of Ile de France (Mauritius), who told him that his claim to be the commander of a great expedition of discovery was frankly incredible, all lies; he was thrust into prison as a spy and detained for nearly seven years.His career as an explorer ended when he was twenty-nine years old. But a strange new adventure was just beginning...Their incredible story is all true - everything in it did happen. This book is historically rigorous, yet its protagonists' fascinating and contrasting characters, the powerful background of the Napoleonic War, and the extraordinary events of their lives make it as gripping as any novel
Biography type
collective biography
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10618848
Cataloging source
VSL
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Bastian, Josephine M
Dewey number
910.922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Flinders, Matthew
  • Bass, George
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Matthew Flinders & George Bass
Label
"A passion for exploring new countries" : Matthew Flinders & George Bass, Josephine Bastian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
"A passion for exploring new countries" : Matthew Flinders & George Bass, Josephine Bastian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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