|←Author Index: Fl||Matthew Flinders
|British navigator and cartographer. In a career that spanned just over twenty years, he sailed with Captain William Bligh, circumnavigated Australia and encouraged the use of that name for the continent, survived shipwreck and disaster only to be imprisoned as a spy. He identified and corrected the effect of iron components and equipment on board wooden ships upon compass readings, and wrote the seminal work on Australian exploration A voyage To Terra Australis.|
Works about FlindersEdit
- Scott, E., The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N.