The Aus PM has set aside $7 million (?) for the
replica of Cooks 'Endeavour' to circumnavigate
the whole Aus. continent.
However neither Cook or the orig. Endeavour
were ever engaged in such voyage... LoL.
M. Flinders commanded HMS Investigator 1801
and didn't survey or chart the whole coastline.
He was the second person to do the coast
of what was then New Holland.
Dutch explorer Able Tasman charted the
North coast more than century and half earlier.
P. P. King employed the HMS Mermaid and
HMS Bathurst in his four coastal surveys of Aus.
Anyways this thread has gone from Breaker
to Ned Kelly then capt.Bligh... LoL
Some Australians have even refered to the Breaker
as a "Ned Kelly in Khaki"..