Matthew Flinders

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British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)

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But back to 1795 and the newly arrived Matthew Flinders, whose immediate impression was that "it appeared that the investigation of the coast had not been greatly extended beyond the three harbours" since Cook had sailed its length (Flinders 1966, 84).
Matthew Flinders is a towering figure in Australian history--the first to chart our coastline and the leading champion for naming the country Australia.
However he returned to Sydney in 1795 as first lieutenant in HMS Reliance with Captain Hunter who returned as Governor as well as with Matthew Flinders and George Bass.
College-level collections strong in Australian history and early exploration must have Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders.
Those mariners are British sailor Arthur Phillip, French navigator Laperouse, Captain Bligh of the Bounty, Spaniard Alejandro Malaspina, George Vancouver, and cartographer Matthew Flinders.
Encountering 'Terra Australis': The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders.
William Matthew Flinders Petrie first went out to Egypt in 1880, aged twenty-seven, intending to make accurate measurements of the Great Pyramid, which had been the subject of a fanciful account by the Scottish Astonomer Royal.
In the world of the English and their Australian descendants, Captain Matthew Flinders is credited with having named Australia.
The other short-listed books are: Mussolini, by Richard Bosworth; The Life of Matthew Flinders, by Miriam Estensen; Broken Song, by Barry Hill; and James Stirling: Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia, by Pamela Statham-Drew, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
One of them was a young officer in the Royal Navy by the name of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), a Lincolnshire-man from an unlikely background--both his father and his grandfather were surgeons.
Basically, the exhibit is the work of William Matthew Flinders Petrie - who was apparently the equivalent of the Victorian Indiana Jones.
James Cook and botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who hired artist Sydney Parkinson to draw their discoveries, including the first sighting of a kangaroo; Matthew Flinders, who charted the coastline of Australia along with botanist Robert Brown and artist Ferdinand Bauer, who used a paint-by-numbers technique to draw his exquisite sketches and color them in later; Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently came up with proof for the theory of natural selection; and the Challenger expedition, which was the first government-funded study of oceanography.
Matthew Flinders of RMT Accountants and Business Advisors and Debra Swinburn of Evans and Co advised Jill Lax on the disposal of the Northlands Care Home, while Darrell Francoisy of NatWest Bank and Christopher Welch of Sintons Law Firm worked with Parkside Care on the acquisition.
Professor Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield
Matthew Flinders, 20, shown right, who attended the college from 2012 - 2014, has been offered a contract as a dancer in Cinderella at The Sands Centre in Carlisle.