Honour at last for Flinders ... adventurer, prisoner, cat lover

Honour at last for Flinders ... adventurer, prisoner, cat lover

Sculptor Mark Richards with a maquette of his Matthew Flinders statue, which will be unveiled in 2014 at London’s Euston Station.

BBC News - Euston statue for Australia explorer Matthew Flinders

Statue for man who named Australia

Matthew Flinders born on this day in The first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent.

Matthew Flinders died almost 200 years ago. To commemorate his life and achievements a statue is planned for Euston station in London. It's a project backed by the South Australian Government's Agent General's office in London. Matthew Johnson the Deputy Agent General says he needs your help to get this great South Australian story out so he dropped into 891 Mornings to give listeners an update.

On this day March, 1774 the birth of Matthew Flinders, English explorer who circumnavigated Australia. The Flinders River in Queensland and the Finders Range in South Australia are named after him

Martha Flinders-Lewis – Great-great-great-grand-daughter of Matthew Flinders for the Flinders descendants

Martha Flinders-Lewis – Great-great-great-grand-daughter of Matthew Flinders for the Flinders descendants

Matthew Flinders commemorative statue

Matthew Flinders commemorative statue

THE man who named Australia is to be commemorated with a statue in the concourse of Euston Station next year, marking the bicentenary of the naval officer’s death and the posthumous release of his A Voyage to Terra Australis.

THE man who named Australia is to be commemorated with a statue in the concourse of Euston Station next year, marking the bicentenary of the naval officer’s death and the posthumous release of his A Voyage to Terra Australis.

Explorer Flinders to be immortalised by  new London statue

Explorer Flinders to be immortalised by new London statue

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