by Carole Wilkinson illustrated by Prue Pittock
Matthew Flinders was determined to map the entire coast of the continent we now call Australia. His story is packed to the gunwales with adventure – storms and shipwrecks, death and danger, a race to beat the French – but more than this, it is a story of loyalty to his crew, love for his wife, and affection for the brave little cat who sailed with him.
Illustrated junior non-fiction
Category: Matthew Flinders, biography, Australian history, history, mapping, exploration