This was first achieved by the British explorer Matthew Flinders. He left England on 18 July and arrived on the west coast of Australia on 6 December.
Editors. "Australian continent circumnavigated and mapped". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10315, accessed 21 December 2014.]