and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
Little, Brown 2012
Hardback 400pp Illustrated
9781408706428   Product Code: 19632
In April 1802, in the Southern Ocean, two explorers met by chance: the Englishman Matthew Flinders and his French counterpart Nicolas Baudin. Each had been sent by his government to explore the coast of Australia. Drawing on diaries and other first-hand accounts, this compelling book recounts the deadly race to claim ownership of the continent, in which both men endured terrible hardships, Flinders shipwrecked and imprisoned by the French for six years, and Baudin dying on his return journey.