Matthew Flinders Quote

Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.


A Voyage to Terra Australis (1814) introduction (note)

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Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear,...

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Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear,...

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Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear,...

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Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear,...