Flinders’ coastal discoveries [chapter 9 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 9 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 12 August 1934.] The story of Australia— IX. Flinders’ coastal discoveries Circumnavigation of Australia Adventurous voyages in the “Investigator” The crowning event of the work of Flinders and Bass was the discovery in 1798 that Tasmania was […]

Voyages of Bass and Flinders: The discovery of Bass Strait [chapter 8 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 8 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 5 August 1934.] The story of Australia — VIII. Voyages of Bass and Flinders The discovery of Bass Strait In 1785, just seven years after the foundation of the colony, Captain Hunter, having been appointed Governor in […]

Voyages of La Perouse: Lost hero all the world honoured [chapter 6 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 6 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 22 July 1934.] The story of Australia — VI Voyages of La Perouse Lost hero all the world honoured On the shores of Botany Bay there is a patch of land belonging to the French nation. It […]

Captain James Cook: The real discoverer of Australia [chapter 4 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 4 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 8 July 1934.] The story of Australia — IV. Captain James Cook The real discoverer of Australia The next Englishman to come to Australia was Captain Cook. This man who rose to great fame was the son […]

Captain William Dampier: First Englishman to visit Australia [chapter 3 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 3 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 1 July 1934.] The story of Australia — III. Captain William Dampier First Englishman to visit Australia We have seen how Spaniards and Dutchmen in their little ships succeeded in getting nearer and nearer to Australia; and, […]