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Matthew Flinders

(1774-1814), Hydrographer; inventor of the Flinders Bar

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A navigator and cartographer, Matthew Flinders circumnavigated Australia and Tasmania between 1796 and 1803, successfully mapping their coastlines. He subsequently wrote A Voyage to Terra Australis (1814). Published on the day he died in 1814, Flinders never knew that the name Australia, which he had coined, was later accepted.

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Matthew Flinders, by Helena G. de Courcy Jones, after  Unknown artist - NPG 1844

Matthew Flinders

by Helena G. de Courcy Jones, after Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1919, based on a work of 1801?
NPG 1844


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