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Author Victoria. Surveyor-General

Title Early navigators of Bass Strait 1770-1803 [cartographic material] / produced by Crown Survey Approval, Office of Surveyor-General, Victoria.

Published [Melbourne] : State of Victoria, Department of Sustainabilty and Environment, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Parkville MAPS E  820.1 aj 2011    NOT FOR LOAN
Math data Scale 1:500 000 [1 cm. = 5 km.] Lambert Conformal Conic. proj. E 139⁰40'00--E 151⁰20'00/S 37⁰10'00--S 41⁰25'00
Physical description 1 map : col. ; 77 x 206 cm., on sheet 92 x 226 cm.
Notes Relief not shown.
Includes index and references to accompany student activies.
Map "shows the route of the [European] navigators who were passing near or through Bass Strait between 1770 and 1803 ...".
Nautical chart of Bass Strait with the southern coastline of Victoria, King Island, southern part of South Australia up to Rivoli Bay, northern coastline of Tasmania and the islands of Bass Strait.
Map includes a "selection of contemporary Aboriginal" language area, dialect and place names.
Contents "Routes of the navigators": J. Cook, HM Bark "Endeavour" Apr 1770 -- G. Hamilton, Merchant ship "Sydney Cove" Feb 1797 -- G. Bass, Whale boat Dec 1797-Feb 1798 -- M Flinders, HM Sloop "Norfolk" Oct 1798-Jan 1799 -- J Black, Brig "Harbinger" Jan 1801 -- J Murray, Armed survey vessel "Lady Nelson" Nov 1801-Mar 1802 -- E Hamelin, Corvette "Le Naturaliste" Mar-Apr 1802 & Nov-Dec 1802 -- L de Freycinet, Schooner "Casuarina" Nov-Dec 1802 -- T Fumeaux, Bark "Adventure" Mar 1773 -- W Clark, Longboat of "Sydney Cove" Feb-Mar 1797 -- M Flinders, Schooner "Francis" Feb 1798 -- J Grant, "Lady Nelson" Dec 1800 & Mar-May 1801 -- J Byers, Brig "Margaret" (Late) Jan 1801 -- N Baudin, Corvette "Le Géographe" Mar-Apr 1802 & Nov-Dec 1802 -- M Flinders, "Investigator" Apr-May 1802 & May-Jun 1803 -- C Robbins, Schooner "Investigator" Apr-May 1802 & May-Jun 1803.
History notes Background: map was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first known charting of the part of the western coastline of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland by Willem Janszoon in the Duyfken (1606). Each Australian state and territory was encouraged by the "Australia on the Map 1606-2006" (AOTM) organisation to celebrate the charting of its own coastline.
Other author Victoria. Dept. of Sustainability and Environment
Australia on the Map 1606-2006. National Steering Committee
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814.
Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842.
Fumeaux, T.
Hamilton, G.
Murray, J.
Grant, J.
Black, J.
Byers, J.
Clark, W.
Hamelin, Emmanuel, 1768-1839.
Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803 -- Journeys.
Endeavour (Ship)
Sydney Cove (Ship)
Norfolk (Ship)
Lady Nelson (Ship)
Casuarina (Ship)
Investigator (Ship : Captain = C. Robbins)
Francis (Ship)
Géographe (Ship)
Harbinger (Ship)
Naturaliste (Ship)
Margaret (Ship)
Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Maps.
Names, Geographical -- Tasmania -- Maps.
Names, Geographical -- Victoria -- Maps.
Names, Geographical -- South Australia -- Maps.
Nautical charts -- Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.)
Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps.
Rivoli Bay (S. Aust.) -- Maps.
King Island (Tas.) -- Maps.
Variant Title Bass Strait