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The Flinders papersletters and documents about the explorer Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)
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Ile de Bourbon
Now Reunion Island. Near Ile de France.

Ile de France (Mauritius)
Present-day Mauritius; so-named by the Dutch after Maurice of Nassau in 1598. They made several attempts to settle the island as a base but left it to pirates in 1710. In 1721 it was occupied by the French East India Company who named it Ile de France. In 1767 they handed the administration of the island to the French Ministry of Navy. Captured by the British in 1810 and renamed Mauritius. Flinders was imprisoned there by General De Caen from 1803 to 1810.

Indian Head
Furthest point east on Fraser Island off the Queensland coast, Australia.

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