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National Maritime Museum: The Flinders papers

This National Maritime Museum website presents over 150 letters and documents of the English explorer Matthew Flinders. Users can search the transcripts by key word, date, type, author, or recipient. Along with each transcript, visitors can find links to a glossary providing more information about the subjects discussed and unusual terms used. The site offers images of a few of the maps created by Flinders such as the Terra Australis, a chart showing the Bass Straits, part of the south coast of New South Wales, and of Van Diemens Land. While some of the letters contain more personal information, many of the transcripts allow users to discover how explorers interpreted the regions they encountered.
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