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Narrative of the Wreck of HMS Porpoise
Author: Robert Purdie

ISBN: 9781875567737
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 1 September 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.5

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the July 1814 publication of Matthew Flinders??? Voyage to Terra Australis, Hordern House is publishing a lively yet hitherto almost unknown account of sailing with Matthew Flinders, written by a young surgeon in the Royal Navy who survived the wreck of HMS Porpoise off the Queensland coast in 1803.

The anonymous Narrative is now for the first time shown to have been written by Surgeon???s Mate Robert Purdie, a junior officer on board Flinders??? ship, HMS Investigator. 

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