Many of you will be aware of Kenneth Morgan’s work and perhaps attended one of his talks when he out here last year, discussing Matthew Flinders and Arrowsmith.  With apologies for circulating an advert, but the Hakluyt Society is offering a 50% discount on purchase price of the new two-volume set, "Australia Cirumnavigated: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803". Flyer attached details below.

Edited by Kenneth Morgan, Brunel University, UK

“This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders’ fair journals from the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the ‘Memoir’ he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian maritime history and European voyaging in the Pacific. This edition has a substantial introduction and textual introduction complemented with photographic excerpts from Flinders’s survey sheets, maps of the voyage and illustrations of the botanical and artistic work undertaken.”

Discount: Simply register your details with Ashgate and enter the code Hakluyt50 at  when you order the work. The code is valid until 31 December 2015.


On behalf of the Hakluyt Society

Dr Martin Woods | Curator, Maps

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