Volume 1: Preface; Introduction: Prior discoveries in Terra Australis; Book I. Transactions from the Beginning of the Voyage to the Departure from Port Jackson: 1. Appointment to the Investigator; 2. Departure from Spithead; 3. Departure from False Bay; 4. Departure from King George's Sound; 5. Fowler's Bay; 6. Prosecution of the discovery of the unknown coast; 7. Departure from Port Lincoln; 8. Departure from Kangaroo Island; 9. Examination of the coast resumed; 10. Departure from Port Phillip; 11. Of the winds and currents on the south coast of Terra Australis, and in Bass' Strait; Appendix. Volume 2: Book II. Transactions during the Circumnavigation of Terra Australis, from the Time of Leaving Port Jackson to the Return to That Port: 1. Departure from Port Jackson, with the Lady Nelson; 2. The Keppel Isles, and coast to Cape Manifold; 3. Departure from Shoal-water Bay, and anchorage in Thirsty Sound; 4. The Percy Isles; 5. Passage from the Barrier Reefs to Torres' Strait; 6. Examination of the coast on the east side of the Gulph of Carpentaria; 7. Departure from Sweers' Island; 8. Departure from Sir Edward Pellew's Group; 9. Departure from Caledon Bay; 10. Departure from Timor; 11. Of the winds, currents, and navigation along the east coast of Terra Australis, both within and without the tropic; Book III. Occurrences from the Time of Quitting Port Jackson in 1803, to Arriving in England in 1810: 1. Departure from Port Jackson in the Porpoise, accompanied by the Bridgewater and Cato; 2. Departure from Wreck-Reef Bank in a boat; 3. Passage in the Cumberland in Torres' Strait; 4. Arrival at Port Louis (or North-West) in Mauritius; 5. Prisoners in the Maison Despeaux or Garden Prison; 6. Parole given; 7. Occupations at Vacouas; 8. Effects of repeated disappointment on the mind; 9. A prospect of liberty, which is officially confirmed; Appendix.
The journals of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) during the 1801 expedition that led to the first complete map of Australia.