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    Re: Flinders' Survey of Australia.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2008 Mar 4, 08:21 +1100


    George writes:

    Flinders had left civilisation (if Port Jackson, later known as
    Sydney, could be described that way) in May 1802,.
     
    Leaving aside the catty comment about "civilisation", Port Jackson was and remains the name of the harbour.  Sydney (in early days known as Sydney Town) was and remains the name of the town on its shores that grew into a city. 
     
    There are current charts of parts (the more remote parts) of the coast that still rely on Flinders' charts.  Its a measure of what a good job he did, under what must have been trying circumstances, but also an indication of how remote and little visited are some parts of the coast.

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