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On This Day — 19 July

Posted on: Fri 19 Jul 2019

The British navigator Matthew Flinders passed away on this day in 1814.

Matthew Flinders confirmed what earlier navigators have partly mapped and predicted: that Australia was a single continent land mass.

Flinders’s book A Voyage to Terra Australis compiled the results of his explorations around the Australian continent and his accounts as a prisoner in Mauritius after trying to head back to England.


Produced by David Bucio


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