Historic Replica Boats - Sydney Heritage Fleet - Tom thumb ship
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George Bass was a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia. Contents. 1 Early years; 2 In March the same party embarked on a second voyage in a larger small boat, which they called the Tom Thumb II. During this trip they. Captain Matthew Flinders (16 March – 19 July ) was an English navigator and Heading back to England in , Flinders' vessel needed urgent repairs at Isle de France (Mauritius). named Tom Thumb and Tom Thumb II respectively: the first to Botany Bay and Georges River, the second, in the larger Tom.