Miniature portrait of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) who was the first man to circumnavigate Australia. His charts were so accurate that some are still in use to this day. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales. Find more detailed information about this image:  http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=402338

Captain Matthew Flinders RN March 1774 – 19 July was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer born in Donington, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent

The exciting story of Matthew Flinders the man who named Australia and the first to chart its coastline.    Matthew Flinders is a towering figure in Australian history the first to chart our coastline and the leading champion for naming the country Australia. In 1801 he was made commander of the expedition of his life the first close circumnavigation of Terra Australis.

Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia : Hardback : Rob Mundle : 9780733628504

MaritimeQuest - Captain Matthew Flinders, RN Monument

MaritimeQuest - Captain Matthew Flinders, RN Monument

Geelong, Victoria, Australia - "Captain Matthew Flanders" Bollard No 2 - Corio Bay was sighted from the You Yangs by Matthew Flinders in 1802.

Geelong, Victoria, Australia - "Captain Matthew Flanders" Bollard No 2 - Corio Bay was sighted from the You Yangs by Matthew Flinders in

A cigarette card featuring Captain Matthew Flinders, who led the British expedition. Photograph: Getty

The Great Race review – the British and the French map Australia

A cigarette card featuring Captain Matthew Flinders, who led the British expedition.

MaritimeQuest - Captain Matthew Flinders, RN Monument

MaritimeQuest - Captain Matthew Flinders, RN Monument

Prince William unveils explorer statue

Prince unveils explorer statue

Prince William Photos Photos: The Matthew Flinders Memorial Statue Unveiling Ceremony

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