Project Gutenberg Australia

edited by
Professor of History
in the University of Melbourne


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  Title Page
* Introduction, Acknowledgment, Works of Reference
* Principal Dates
I. Terra Australis Incognita
II. Torres and Quiros
III. Tasman's Discovery of Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand
IV. Governor-General Van Diemen's Report
V. Tasman's Instructions
VI. Pelsart and the Wreck of the Batavia
VII. Dutch Sailing Directions 
VIII. Dutch Account of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land 
IX. Dampier's Voyage in the Cygnet 
X. Dampier's Voyage in the Roebuck 
XI. Cook in New Zealand 
XII. Cook's Discovery of Eastern Australia 
XIII. Bligh's Account of the Bounty Mutiny 
XIV. Lapérouse in the Pacific 
XV. The Discovery of Bass Strait 
XVI. Flinders' Discovery of Southern Australia 
  * List of Illustrations *
  (The maps and prints which illustrate this book have been chosen by Miss Kathleen Usher.)
* Captain James Cook F.R.S.
* Ferdinand Majellan
* Anthony van Diemen
* Sir Francis Drake
* George Bass
* Captain Matthew Flinders R.N.
* Tasman's Chart of 1644
* Dampier's Map of New Holland, 1699
* The World According to Ptolemy
* Part of Desceliers' Map, 1550
* Routes of Mendaña (1595), Quiros (1606), and Torres (1606)
* Orbis Terrarum Ortelius, 1589
* Thevenot's Map of New Holland, Paris 1663
* Chart of Part of the South Sea, Signed by James Cook [1771]
* A Map of the World, London 1598

* Introduction, Works of Reference
* List of Principal Dates
I. Blaxland's Story of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains
II. Evans's Journal of his Journey to the Bathurst Plains
III. Governor Macquarie's Report on the Country Beyond the Mountains
IV. Evans's Discovery of the Lachlan
V. Oxley's Exploration of the Lachlan
VI. Oxley's Exploration of the Macquarie
VII. Evans's Discovery of the Castlereagh
VIII. Allan Cunningham's Explorations
IX. Hume and Hovell's Journey to Port Phillip
X. Lockyer's Exploration of the Brisbane River
XI. Sturt's Discovery of the Darling
XII. Sturt's Discovery of the Murray
XIII. Mitchell's Exploration of Australia Felix
XIV. Sturt's Journey into Central Australia
XV. Eyre's Journey from Fowler's Bay to Albany
XVI. The Burke and Wills Expedition
XVII. Stuart's Journey to the Centre of Australia
XVIII. Stuart's Journey Across the Continent
  * List of Illustrations *
  (The maps and prints which illustrate this book have been chosen by Miss Kathleen Usher.)
* Lachlan Macquarie
* John Oxley
* Charles Sturt, Aged 73
* Edward John Eyre
* Robert O'Hara Burke
* William John Wills
* Evan's Route, Nov.-Dec., 1813, and Jan., 1814
* Oxley's Routes 1817-18
* Cunningham's Route, April-May-June, 1823
* Sturt's Discoveries, 1828-9 and 1829-30
* Sturt's Diagram of the Sea Mouth of the Murray
* The River Darling, 1838
* Mouth of the Glenelg
* Sturt's Expedition into Central Australia, 1844-5-6
* Burke and Wills's Route to the Gulf of Carpentaria, 1861
* Stuart's Route Across Australia, 1862