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Instructions to Flinders from Admiralty for voyage of discovery in HMS Investigator (FLI03) Page 8

visiting those Seas.

      When you shall have explored
the Gulph of Carpentaria and the Parts
to the Westward thereof, you are to
proceed to a careful investigation
and accurate survey of Torres Straits;
and when that shall have been
completed, you are to examine and
survey the whole of the remainder of
the North, the West, and the Northwest
Coasts of New Holland, and especially
those parts of the Coast most likely
to be fallen in with by East India
Ships in their outward bound
Paƒsages. And you are to examine
as particularly as Circumstances
will allow, the Bank which extends
itself from the Tryal Rocks towards
Timor, in the hope that by ascer-
-taining the depth and nature of
the soundings thereon, great advan-
tage may arise to the East India
's Ships, in case that Paƒsage
should hereafter be frequented by them. So

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