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Matthew Flinders

Biography

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Matt Flinders - Biography

 

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The discovery of Captain Matthew Flinders

 

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Lead breastplate confirms grave of Matthew Flinders

 

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Matthew Flinders Statue Unveiling

 

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Matthew Flinders Britain's 'the forgotten man' (UK/(Australia)) - ITV News - 25th January 2019

Captain Matthew Flinders was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.
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  • Personal 

  • Midshipman to Captain Bligh 

  • HMS ''Bellerophon'' 

  • Exploration around New South Wales 

  • Expeditions in ''Tom Thumb'' and ''Tom Thumb II'' 

  • Circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land 

  • Expedition to Hervey Bay 

  • Command of ''Investigator'' 

  • Surveying the southern coast 

  • Circumnavigation of Australia 

  • Attempted return to England and imprisonment 

  • Death and reburial 

  • Family 

  • Naming of Australia and discovery of Flinders' 1804 map Y46/1 

  • Legacy of Flinders 

  • Works