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Matthew Flinders

Captain Matthew Flinders RN
Donington 1774 - London 1814
English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent
Mark Richards

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Statue of Matthew Flinders, sitting on one knee on a map of Australia, and measuring a distance with a pair of compasses. His cat, "Trim, his close companion," sits next to him.

London - Matthew Flinders

Around the base plate is the tekst:

In commemmoration of
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS RN 1774-1814 who named Australia and charted its unknown coast' with the help of Bungaree and the crew of HM Sloop Investigator
Sculptor: Mark Richards FDRBS
Unveiled by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in July 2014.

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NB. Flinders is measuring a stretch of coast with was known since the early 17th century!


Sources & Information


  • Cartographer
  • Cat
  • Explorer
  • Flinders, Matthew
  • Map
  • Richards, Mark
  • Statue (man)
  • Statue (named animal)
  • Trim
  • Locatie (N 51°31'39" - W 0°7'59") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gblo233; Photograph: 18 March 2019
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