Author Results for Madge Darby

Note: Matthew Flinders in HMS Providence, 1791-93

By Madge Darby

This brief note corrects the statement that Matthew Flinders was demoted to able seaman by Captain Cook during his expedition of 1793. Read More

Filed under: James Cook | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea

Bligh’s Disciple: Matthew Flinders’s Journals of HMS Providence 1791–3

By Madge Darby

The journal kept by Matthew Flinders as a midshipman in Captain Bligh’s HMS Providence gives an insight into the day-by-day life on board. The document gives details of the care with which the bread-fruit plants were nurtured. Flinder’s respect for Bligh’s abilities are well documented. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration