Over two millenia Terra Australis Incognita has evolved into Australia. Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British navigators and cartographers have played a part in defining the continent’s coasts, but it was Matthew Flinders who first placed the name Australia on the map. Anthony J. Brown, author of Ill-Starred Captains and co-editor of Matthew Flinders’ Private Journal, will outline the history, from the earliest rumours of the existence of the Great South Land, and discuss the latest research findings on Flinders’ role in the mapping and naming of the Australian continent.
Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University
Friday 16 October 2009, 3.30 pm
All welcome – admission free – light refreshments.