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Ill-starred Captains: Flinders and Baudin

By: A Brown

512 pages, Col illus, maps

Crawford House Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #111085 | ISBN: 1861761635
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Amid the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815), France and Britain dispatched rival voyages of discovery to complete the mapping of Australia and `advance the limits of science'. Led by naval captains Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, both expeditions carried safe-conducts protecting them from seizure by ships of the opposing navies. Ill-Starred Captains explores the two voyages together in detail.


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