Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?

Christopher Columbus
Abel Tasman
Matthew Flinders
Charles Sturt
Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English nav­i­ga­tor and car­tog­ra­pher, who was the leader of the first cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of Aus­tralia and iden­ti­fied it as a con­ti­nen­t. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders con­firmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tas­ma­ni­a) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ed the mainland of what was to be called Aus­trali­a, ac­com­pa­nied by Abo­rig­i­nal man Bun­ga­ree.

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Abel Tasman
Matthew Flinders
Charles Sturt
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Christopher Columbus
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Abel Tasman
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Matthew Flinders
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Charles Sturt
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