1) circumnavigate Australia;
2) make friends with the indigenous population of the Sandwich Islands.
3) come back to mainland Australia after his first voyage (but he did go back to Tasmania)
4) Live in Fitzroy Gardens
Discover the UK. (As we were informed by some Australian Tourists at Capt. Cook's monument in Ayton).
6) discover New Zealand. :-)
$48 million seems an awful lot to spend on teaching the youth of today about scurvy prevention.
@louise or discover Australia
8) Pick a good spot for a penal colony.
It's easy to pick on a guy when he's dead.
and we're good at it too.
At least we didn't pick on him whilst alive like the Sandwich Islanders did.
I'm guessing they didn't offer him sandwiches...?
Capt Cook is actually a predecessor of mine. That just makes me madder about the stupid thoughtless Circumnavigation of Australia idea.
Be all right if it was an Investigator replica :)
BTW, Victor Harbor celebrates the encounter between Flinders and Baudin, every year: http://encountercelebration.org/
Why would he need sandwiches when he can already Cook?
The islanders pefererred sheesh kebab.
And in breaking news, the remains of Matthew Flinders have been discovered during excavations for a new rail project in London. There is no truth in the rumour that they were found as a result of him turning in his grave as a result of the Australian government's recent announcement.