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Flinders

By: Grantlee Kieza
Narrated by: Peter Houghton
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In 1810, Matthew Flinders made his final voyage home to his beloved wife, Ann, his body ravaged by the deprivations of years of imprisonment by the French.  

Four years later, at the age of just 40, he would be dead – a premature, tragic end to one of the world’s greatest maritime adventurers who circumnavigated and mapped the famed Great Southern Land, and whose naming of the vast continent would become its modern title: Australia.  

Flinders took to the sea at age 16, inspired by the story of Robinson Crusoe and the adventures of Captain Cook. After sailing to Tahiti with William Bligh, Flinders was drawn to adventure, and by 1801 he was in command of an expedition to uncover the true nature of the great continent of the southern ocean.

©2023 Grantlee Kieza (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing 2023. This audio version produced by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited.

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What a ma was Flinders!

As an Australian I had been taught about Flinders as a child. Literally that education actually going to the detail of the remarkable skill, expertise, service, and humanity of the Man. This is an excellent book.

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WONDERFUL

I thought I knew this story pretty well, after completing I came to the conclusion that I did not. I had no idea how well Trim did nor why Flinders spent so long as a prisoner of the French. He was a stubborn man it seems but a wonderful explorer. We owe the nam Australia to him and for that alone I am grateful. Finally I must say that the narrator was terrific. Well done Grantlee.

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Great education into the beginning of Australia and navigating the continent. Glad his remains were found.

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Thought this was brilliant

- Peter Houghton's reading was excellent and the story was tremendous. Not just a great adventure tale but a very moving personal story as well

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