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Question 1: On passing through ________ on his 1801 voyage he recorded it simply as Bass Strait, like any other geographical feature.
Great Australian BightBass StraitPacific OceanTasman Sea

Question 2: This article incorporates text from the entry Bass, George in the ________ (1885–1900), a publication now in the public domain.
Dictionary of National BiographyLeslie StephenEncyclopædia BritannicaSidney Lee

Question 3: (Among his influential friends and key business associates in the Antipodes was the principal surgeon of the satellite British colony on ________, Thomas Jamison, who was subsequently appointed Surgeon-General of New South Wales.)
Pitcairn IslandsWallis and FutunaNorfolk IslandNew Caledonia

Question 4: At the age of 18 he was accepted in London as a member of the Company of Surgeons, and in 1794 he joined the ________ as a surgeon.
HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal NavyHMS Ark Royal (R07)

Question 5: When the two returned to Sydney, Flinders recommended to Governor John Hunter that the passage between Van Diemen's Land and the mainland be called ________.
Tasman SeaPacific OceanGreat Australian BightBass Strait

Question 6: Another factor against the South American story is that all British prisoners held by the Spanish in Chile and Peru were freed in ________ and returned to Europe.
January 1July 91808November 1

Question 7: Some of his observations were published in the second volume of David Collins's An Account of the English colony in New South Wales. He was one of the first to describe the Australian ________, the wombat.

Question 8: The two, accompanied by William Martin, explored ________ near Sydney and the nearby Georges River.
Fingal Bay, New South WalesEndeavour RiverAustralian places named by James CookBotany Bay

Question 9: In 1963 he was honoured on a postage stamp issued by ________[1], and again in 1998 with Matthew Flinders.
MelbourneAustralian Telecommunications CommissionAustralia PostTelstra

Question 10: His plan was to go to Tahiti again, and perhaps on to the Spanish colonies on the coast of ________ to buy provisions and bring them back to Sydney.


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