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Flinders' chart upon an enlarged scale [cartographic material]
Title : Flinders' chart upon an enlarged scale [cartographic material] Flinders' chart upon an enlarged scale [cartographic material]
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Creator : Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
Source : Flinders chart upon an enlarged scale [cartographic material ]: resurveyed and corrected by Thomas Lipson Esqr. Commander, Royal Navy Office of South Australia, 1851
Place Of Creation : [Adelaide
Publisher : J. Payne.]
Date of creation : 1851
Additional Creator : Lipson, Thomas, 1783-1863 Payne, J
Format : Map
Dimensions : 990 x 590 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Nautical chart of Spencer's Gulf, St. Vincent's Gulf and Kangaroo Island. Shows position of lights, major hazards and depth readings. Includes some notes on natural features. Relief show by hachures

In 1836 Commander Thomas Lipson was appointed by the Admiralty as Naval Officer for South Australia He was also appointed Harbour-Master at Port Adelaide and Administrator of Marine Affairs by the Colonial Government. The Honourable Commissioners of H.M. Customs appointed him Collector of Customs for South Australia. In fulfilment of these roles he made several surveys of the South Australian coast for the Home Government.

In 1840 he resigned the Customs position, but remained Harbour-Master until 1855, when he was given rank as Post-Captain and retired on a life pension. Captain Lipson died on Oct. 25th, 1863.

Lipson Street, Port Adelaide the site of the South Australian Maritime Museum commemorates him.

Related names :

Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814

Spencers Gulf (S. Aust)

St. Vincents Gulf (S. Aust)

Kangaroo Island (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1851
Period : 1836-1851
Place : South Australia
Region : Kangaroo Island
Further reading :

Captain Thomas Lipson South Australian register, 26 November 1863, p. 6, col. b 

Marsden, S., Stark, P., Sumerling, P Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Ingleton, Geoffrey C. Matthew Flinders, navigator and chartmaker Guildford, Surrey: Genesis Publications in association with Hedley Australia, 1986

The Encounter, 1802: art of the Flinders and Baudin voyages [compiled by] Sarah Thomas Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002

Fornasiero, F. J. Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 2004

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Exhibitions and events :

State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing. Taking it to the edge August 2004-



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