Australian continent circumnavigated and mapped (25 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 9.1.1: Australian Writing and Culture.


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
[, accessed 22 October 2016.]