1. List: 03-Voyages of Discovery
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    Chapter 3 sources for a volume with the working title 'Big History Book'.

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  1. Web page: Home page for this set of lists.
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=31895
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    This list is part of a larger set of lists: to see them all, use this link.

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  2. COPY of a LETTER FROM MATTHEW FLINDERS, ESQ COMMANDER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SLOOP INVESTIGATOR, TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR. "H. M. S. INVESTIGATOR, June 10, 1803.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sunday 12 June 1803 p 4 Article
    Abstract: "SIR, "Judging that it may be very useful to Ships bound to India from this Port to know that the TORRES' STRAIT is both 236 words
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    2. Report from Matthew Flinders, 1803 about Torres Strait.

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  3. SOME DIRECTIONS FOR SAILING THROUGH TORRES' STRAITS.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sunday 12 June 1803 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Small reess having seen and many others probably l[?]ing some distance to the eastward of the Strait, it is necessary to run cautiously from the east ... 574 words
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    2. Flinders' sailing directions for Torres' Strait.

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  4. SHIP NEWS.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sunday 12 June 1803 p 4 Article
    Abstract: On Thursday arrived His Majesty's Ship INVESTIGATOR, Captain MATTHEW FLINDERS; she sailed from hence in July last, to continue the survey of the coas ... 869 words
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    2. Three early coastal exploration ships in the news: Investigator, Lady Nelson and Porpoise.

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  5. POSTSCRIPT.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sunday 11 September 1803 p 4 Article
    Abstract: CAPTAIN-FLINDERS. late Commander of His Majesty's Sloop Investigator, and Mr. PARK, Commander of the Ship Cato, r[?]ived at Government House at half ... 618 words
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    2. The wreck of H. M. S. Porpoise

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  6. ACCOUNT of the LOSS OF HIS MAJESTY's ARMED VESSEL PORPOISE, and the CATO, UPON WRECK REEF.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sunday 18 September 1803 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The Porpoise, with the Honourable East India Company's extra ship Bridgewater and the Ship Cato in company, on August 17th last, at two in the aftern ... 2314 words
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    2. More detail on the loss of H. M. S. Porpoise.

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  7. Classified Advertising
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Saturday 6 December 1817 p 2 Advertising
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    2. The departure of H.M. cutter 'Mermaid'—call for final bills, and conveniently, list of the crew.

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  8. HOBART TOWN. Sitting Magistrate—Thomas Archer, Esq.
    The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter (Tas. : 1816 - 1821) Saturday 24 October 1818 p 2 Article
    Abstract: SHIP NEWS.—The ship Ann whaler, Captain John Wilkinson, is preparing for sea, and will sail for England 114 words
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    2. A typical example of how the arrival of a ship in port was reported: in this case, HM cutter 'Mermaid'.

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  9. Web page: HMS Beagle on the Australian coast
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=22954
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    2. A list of more than 50 reports relating to the various cruises of H. M. S. Beagle on Australian shores in the late 1830s.

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  10. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.
    The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) Wednesday 30 June 1847 p 2 Article
    Abstract: THE Rev. J. West, of Launceston, delivered a lecture on Friday evening last, at the Mechanics' Institute, to a fair and respectable audience, "On the ... 2473 words
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    2. The anticipated arrival of HMS 'Rattlesnake', and a list of the officers' names.

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  11. EXPEDITIONS AND SURVEYS IN AUSTRALIA. (From the St. James's Chronicle.)
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Saturday 26 February 1831 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Every one must have regretted the ineffectual and abortive attempts which have been made to explore the interior of the Australasian continent. Exped ... 1325 words
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    T. J. Maslen was a retired officer of the East India Company, and is, apparently, the author of what the colonial press called either "The Friend of Australia" or "A Friend of Australia". His suggestions may well have led the colonials to conclude there were kangaroos in his top paddock.

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