ery of Bass Strait and of Westernport by George Bass. Flinders and Bass circumnavigate Tasmania in the Norfolk.
1798. Battle of the Nile. Irish Rebellion.
1799. Bonaparte becomes First Consul of the French Republic.
1800. (May) Bonaparte authorises the despatch of Baudin's expedition. (October) The expedition sails. (December) Grant reaches Port Jackson in the Lady Nelson.
1800. Battle of Marengo.
1801. (May) Baudin's ships reach Australia. (July) Flinders sails from England in the Investigator. (August) Le Geographe reaches Timor. (November) Baudin's ships sail from Timor to Tasmania. (December) The Investigator reaches Australia.
1801. Battle of Copenhagen.
1802. (January) Murray discovers Port Phillip. (February) Flinders discovers Spencer's Gulf; Murray enters Port Phillip. (March) French ships separated by storm. (April) Meeting of Flinders and Baudin in Encounter Bay; Flinders enters Port Phillip. (May) Investigator reaches Port Jackson. (June) Baudin rea