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Cape Northumberland charted
Title : Cape Northumberland charted Cape Northumberland charted
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Creator : Grant, James, 1772-1833
Source : Narrative of a voyage of discovery,... in the years 1800, 1801 and 1802, to New South Wales / by James Grant. To which is prefixed, An account of the origin of sliding keels ...
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : Printed by C. Roworth ... for T. Egerton ...
Date of creation : 1803
Additional Creator : Grant, James, 1772-1833.
Format : Map
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The chart shows Grant's discoveries in 1800 on the South Australian coastline, the first European surveying since Nuyts voyaged along the far west coast in 1627. Grant charted and named Capes Banks and Northumberland, and sighted inland the hills he named Mt Gambier and Mt Schank, the latter after the designer of his ship the Lady Nelson, with its sliding keels. The chart shows the track of the ship 'Lady Nelson' through Bass Strait with a reference to Bass' and Flinders' discoveries.Relief shown pictorially.

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James Grant was in command of the Lady Nelson a specially designed vessel of shallow draft for survey work in coastal waters. Lady Nelson was equipped with sliding keels (retractable) and was intended for use by Matthew Flinders in his exploration of the Australian coast. Grant was taking the vessel to Port Jackson (Sydney). Mount Schank was named for Admiral John Schank, the ship's designer; Lord Gambier had commanded the British fleet at the second battle of Copenhagen in 1807; the Duke of Northumberland was a British General and Sir Joseph Banks was President of the Royal Society and advisor to the British Government on matters of exploration. He had accompanied James Cook on his voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1768-70.

Related names :

Grant, James, 1772-1833

Lady Nelson (Ship)

Coverage year : 1800
Period : Pre-1836
Place : Cape Northumberland, Port Mac Donnell
Region : South East
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Internet links :
Australian Dictionary of Biography online: Grant, James (1772-1833)
Wikipedia  James Grant
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