A Communication Bulletin between Australian Members No. 4
Australia Circumnavigated: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Edited by Kenneth Morgan The Australian launch and related events in 2014
To mark the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Matthew Flinders and publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis, the Hakluyt Society will launch its new scholarly two-volume edition of Flinders’ Investigator Journal in Australia later this year. Details of a number of events have now been finalized and are listed here for the information of members.
During each of these events Hakluyt Society president, Captain Michael Barritt and editor Professor Kenneth Morgan will be present and will explain not only the complexities in publishing these two volumes, but how the methodological detail Matthew Flinders put into constructing his charts casts light into the nature of this most extraordinary man. Members and friends are invited to any or all of these events.
MELBOURNE 28 August 2014: 7.00pm – 9.00pm LECTURE: DR. GILLIAN DOOLEY
Royal Society of Victoria, 9 Victoria Street
Bookings are required by making a reservation for refreshments from 6.15pm: Booking for refreshments $20 – Phone 03 9663 5259
Dr Gillian Dooley from Flinders University in South Australia will speak on the topic 'Matthew Flinders: The Man Behind the Map'. Dr. Dooley is the Special Collections Librarian at Flinders University and is an Honorary Research Fellow.
CANBERRA 6 November 2014: 3.30pm – 5.00pm MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Meet in the foyer outside the Map Room on the lower ground floor for afternoon tea together (own cost) in the ground floor cafeteria. Please contact Dr. Martin Woods by October 30 if you are planning to attend: Phone 02 62621280 or email
Hakluyt Society president Captain Michael Barritt invites members of the society to meet for an informal afternoon tea in the ground floor cafeteria followed by a discussion period. All members are warmly welcomed to attend, and there will be a viewing of related material for members in the Maps Reading Room at 5-6 pm.
CANBERRA 6 November 2014: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
LAUNCH OF THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY PUBLICATION Australia Circumnavigated: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in the Investigator, 1801-1803.
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor.
Cost: $10, including light refreshments in the library foyer after the launch.
For bookings (from September) email nla.gov.au/bookings, or phone 02 6262 1271 (Mon-Fri 9.00am-12 pm).
Dr. Martin Woods, Curator of Maps at the National Library and Australian Hakluyt Society representative welcomes Captain Michael Barritt and Professor Kenneth Morgan. Capt. Barritt will overview the Hakluyt Society and its publishing history, followed by an illustrated presentation on Australia Circumnavigated by the editor, Professor Morgan. Proofs of Australia Circumnavigated will be available for inspection with the published volumes forwarded to members during February-March 2015. Order forms providing a considerable discount will be available for those in attendance.
ADELAIDE 7 November 2014: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
HALF-DAY MATHEW FLINDERS SEMINAR
State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Hetzel Lecture Theatre
This half-day seminar will be a joint event sponsored by Flinders University Library and the State Library of South Australia. The seminar will be a free event and bookings are not required. Enquiries can be made to: , or phone 08 8201 3069 Presenters at this Seminar will include: Captain Michael Barritt, President of the Hakluyt Society Editor, Dr Kenneth Morgan, Professor of History, Brunel University Dr Danielle Clode, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University Professor Jean Fornasiero, Head of Humanities, Adelaide University Dr Dany Breelle, Honorary Visiting Scholar, Flinders University
The seminar will be chaired by Dr Gillian Dooley, Special Collections Librarian, Flinders University. It is anticipated that topics to be covered will include an 'Overview and History of the Hakluyt Society', 'The Disaster at Cape Catastrophe on 21 February 1802', 'Baudin’s Lessons from Meeting at Encounter', and a formal presentation by editor Kenneth Morgan.
SYDNEY 12 November 2014: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
PRESENTATION: Editor, Professor Kenneth Morgan
State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Friends Room, Mitchell Building
Cost: $15 and bookings are essential: phone 02 9273 1770 or email
Mitchell librarian Richard Neville welcomes Captain Michael Barritt, President of the Hakluyt Society, and Professor Kenneth Morgan, author of the forthcoming Hakluyt Society publication Australia Circumnavigated. Captain Barritt will provide an overview of the Hakluyt Society and its publishing history especially related to Australian and Pacific exploration. Opportunity will be available for questions.