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This is the Maritime Museum.

I'm reading a book "The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott, written in 1914, about a guy whose name I was seeing around on streets and parks. Who is "Flinders"?

Turns out he was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia, identified it as a continent, spent 7 years in a French prison, and who died in 1814 at the age of 40. It's going to be an interesting story and I note it here because of the old sailing ship.

I'm in the early section of the book now that's detailing, from source material, about navel battles of the late 1700s in which Flinders played a role. We're talking complicated massive efforts with an entire dictionary of words unknown to me.
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