Awards & Acknowledgements
The Story so far..
Letter from Georgina
Windeward Bound Poem
Tasmania....''beautiful one day, wild the next...'' Bob's Journey
Ship's Progress Report to June 2011
Crew Bowling Night
Elements of Shipboard Safety Training
Port Davey & Recherche
Special Voyages and Events
Images from Col
Images from Jeff
Images from Jocelyn & Alex
Images from Jocelyn & Alex - 2
Images from Sophie
Special Event Sponsors
iNsites Design and Internet Systems
Leading Edge Computers
Royal Australian Navy
Australian Hydrographic Services (Wollongong)
Wattyl (for TBT free anti fouling paint and ship's paint systems)
Rotary International Australia
Dick Smith Foods
Peter Johnston Ship Chandlers
Hutchins Port Davey Challenge
Matthew Flinders - An Epic Voyage
The years 2002 - 2003 were the bicentenary of one of the most remarkable events in Australian history.
From 1802 - 1803, Matthew Flinders circumnavigated the continent in a leaky and rotting vessel, 'Investigator', producing a map of remarkable accuracy on which for the first time the word 'Australia' was provocatively inscribed.
Flinders proved there was one landmass: the east, New South Wales, was joined to the west, New Holland. He had already proven that Tasmania was separated from the mainland by a navigable strait. Matthew Flinders gave Australians their geographic identity, a necessary precursor to political federation a century later.
Flinders' handwritten logbooks and journals provide the earliest observations of parts of the Australian coast, the flora and fauna, as well as recording his contact with indigenous Australians.
The story of Flinders' intrepid cat 'Trim', of whom he wrote so fondly, adds another dimension to our understanding of a unique man, Matthew Flinders.
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