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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