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Early navigators of Bass Strait 1770-1803 [cartographic material] / produced by Crown Survey Approval, Office of Surveyor-General, Victoria
Bib ID 5155843
Format MapMap
Victoria. Surveyor-General
Scale Scale 1:500 000 [1 cm. = 5 km.] Lambert Conformal Conic. proj. E 139⁰40'00--E 151⁰20'00/S 37⁰10'00--S 41⁰25'00 
Description [Melbourne] : State of Victoria, Department of Sustainabilty and Environment, c2010 
1 map : col. ; 77 x 206 cm., on sheet 92 x 212 cm. 
Full 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

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.


Relief not shown.

Map won the Judge's Special Prize for Excellence at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s 2011 Victorian Community History Awards in October 2011.

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.

Subjects 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 -- Travel.  |  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.A.) -- Maps.  |  King Island (Tas.) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1770-1803 
Other authors/contributors Victoria. Department of Sustainability and Environment  |  Australia on the Map 1606-2006. National Steering Committee
Also Titled

Bass Strait


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