Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814)

Field of activity
navigator; hydrographer; scientist; Surveyor; Hydrographer
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35070861
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-465836

Biographies

Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), navigator, hydrographer and scientist, was born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, Lincolnshire, England, the son of Matthew Flinders, a surgeon, and his wife Sussannah, née...

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Matthew Flinders, in company with George Bass, made explorations of the eastern coast of New South Wales 1797-98, and circumnavigated Tasmania 1798-99. In 1801-3 he commanded the "Investigator" on a survey and scientific investigation of the Australian coast.

Born Donington, Lincolnshire, England, 16 March 1774. Educated Horbling Grammar School. Joined the navy 1789;

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  1. Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Article, Audio book : 1814-2012 ]
    Possibly online
    At 120 libraries
    Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94.895)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 94.895)

  2. Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Article, Audio book : 1814-2012 ]
    Possibly online
    At 120 libraries
    Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.13)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 73.13)

  3. Letters to Ann : the love story of Matthew Flinders and Ann Chappelle / Catharine Retter & Shirley Sinclair
    Retter, Catharine
    [ Book : 1998-2001 ]
    At 64 libraries
    Letters to Ann : the love story of Matthew Flinders and Ann Chappelle / Catharine Retter & Shirley Sinclair
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56.604)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56.604)

  4. Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 43 libraries
    Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.445)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.445)

  5. A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1973-2002 ]
    At 36 libraries
    A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47.541)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 47.541)

  6. Matthew Flinders : personal letters from an extraordinary life / edited by Paul Brunton
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    Possibly online
    At 56 libraries
    Matthew Flinders : personal letters from an extraordinary life / edited by Paul Brunton
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.107)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.107)

  7. Van Diemen's Land revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the colonial sloop Norfolk 1798-1799 / editor: Dan Sprod
    Bass, George, 1771-1803
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Van Diemen's Land revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the colonial sloop Norfolk 1798-1799 / editor: Dan Sprod
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.48)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.48)

  8. A voyage to Terra Australis / by Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Map : 1814-1989 ]
    Possibly online
    At 14 libraries
    A voyage to Terra Australis / by Matthew Flinders
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.308)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35.308)

  9. A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumb...
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Map : 1814-2014 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    Possibly online
    At 57 libraries
    A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner; with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island / by Matthew Flinders
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.049)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.049)

  10. The Investigator in Port Phillip April-May 1802 / Matthew Flinders ; edited from A voyage to Terra Australis with an introduction and notes by John Currey
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 2002-2009 ]
    At 17 libraries
    The Investigator in Port Phillip April-May 1802 / Matthew Flinders ; edited from A voyage to Terra Australis with an introduction and notes by John Currey
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.451)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.451)

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Resources about Matthew Flinders (1,034)

  1. Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Article, Audio book : 1814-2012 ]
    Possibly online
    At 120 libraries
    Terra Australis : Matthew Flinders' great adventures in the circumnavigation of Australia / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92.145)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92.145)

  2. Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814 / James D. Mack
    Mack, James D. (James Decker), 1916-
    [ Book : 1965-1966 ]
    At 73 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.33)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62.33)

  3. Letters to Ann : the love story of Matthew Flinders and Ann Chappelle / Catharine Retter & Shirley Sinclair
    Retter, Catharine
    [ Book : 1998-2001 ]
    At 64 libraries
    Letters to Ann : the love story of Matthew Flinders and Ann Chappelle / Catharine Retter & Shirley Sinclair
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55.282)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55.282)

  4. Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 43 libraries
    Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50.303)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50.303)

  5. A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1973-2002 ]
    At 36 libraries
    A biographical tribute to the memory of Trim / by Matthew Flinders ; illustrated by Annette Macarthur-Onslow
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.576)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46.576)

  6. Matthew Flinders : personal letters from an extraordinary life / edited by Paul Brunton
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    Possibly online
    At 56 libraries
    Matthew Flinders : personal letters from an extraordinary life / edited by Paul Brunton
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.909)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.909)

  7. My love must wait : the story of Matthew Flinders / [by] Ernestine Hill
    Hill, Ernestine, 1899-1972
    [ Book, Audio book : 1941-2011 ]
    At 101 libraries
    My love must wait : the story of Matthew Flinders / [by] Ernestine Hill
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.136)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.136)

  8. Van Diemen's Land revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the colonial sloop Norfolk 1798-1799 / editor: Dan Sprod
    Bass, George, 1771-1803
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Van Diemen's Land revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the colonial sloop Norfolk 1798-1799 / editor: Dan Sprod
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.64)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.64)

  9. A voyage to Terra Australis / by Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Map : 1814-1989 ]
    Possibly online
    At 14 libraries
    A voyage to Terra Australis / by Matthew Flinders
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.88)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.88)

  10. A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumb...
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book, Map : 1814-2014 ]
    Languages: English;German, [1 other]
    Possibly online
    At 57 libraries
    A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner; with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island / by Matthew Flinders
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.209)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.209)

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  1. FLINDERS - Captain Matthew Flinders
    FLINDERS - Captain Matthew Flinders
    Created by cndyh1, 2 items.

    Items pertaining to the exploration of Port Phillip Bay by Captain Matthew Flinders in 1802

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.123)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.123)

  2. Flinders
    Flinders
    Created by explorerstree, 10 items.

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  3. Matthews—McGay
    Matthews—McGay
    Created by canbguy, 13 items.

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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.003)

  1. Flinders, Ann Chappelle (1772-1853)
    ... and she outlived him by almost forty years. watercolourist, wife of explorer Matthew Flinders (1774 ...
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    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.032)

  2. Petrie, W. M. Flinders, (William Matthew Flinders) (1853-1942)
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    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.03)

  3. Matthew Flinders Girls School (Geelong, Vic.)
    ... State School No. 260 and in 1940 to Matthew Flinders Girls School. It was then changed again in 1950 to ...
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    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.011)

  1. [Matthew Flinders]
    Chazal de Chame...
    [ Art work : 1870 ]
    [Matthew Flinders]
  2. An account of the English colony in...
    Collins, David,...
    [ Book, Microform, Art work : 1798-1989 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    An account of the English colony in New South Wales with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c. of the native inhabitants of that country : to which are added some particulars of New Zealand, compiled, by permission, from the mss of Lieutenant-Governor King / by David Collins
  3. [Portrait of Matthew Flinders?]
    [ Art work : 1800 ]
    [Portrait of Matthew Flinders?]
  4. Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N
    [ Photograph ]
    Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N
  5. Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N
    [ Art work : 1814 ]
    Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N
  6. Matthew Flinders, Capt. R.N. 1809, ...
    McCrae, George ...
    [ Art work : 1860-1869 ]
    Matthew Flinders, Capt. R.N. 1809, author of Trim / G.G. McC
  1. Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814).(Narrative biography)
    Encyclopedia of World Biography
    [ Article : 1998 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.465)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.465)

  2. The investigator : Matthew Flinders Anglican College
    Matthew Flinders Anglican College
    [ Periodical : 1991-2013 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.656)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.656)

  3. The Flinders log (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)
    Matthew Flinders Anglican College
    [ Periodical : 2000-2012 ]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.613)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.613)

  4. Bass and Flinders Centre
    Bass and Flinders Centre
    [ Article : 1800-1999 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At LINC Tas: SLT & TAHO
    Bass and Flinders Centre
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.597)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.597)

  1. Introduction / Anthony J. Brown and Gillian Dooley
    Brown, Anthony J. (Anthony Jarrold), 1927-
    [ Book : 2005 ]
    At Flinders University
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.716)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.716)

  2. Matthew Flinders: the ultimate voyage - Matthew Flinders a brief history - Education kit Stages 203, Years 3-6 [cover title]
    Brown, Julie (compiler)
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At RAHS Library
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.598)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.598)

  3. The Flinders Ranges / Matthew Cawood ; Mike Langford
    Cawood, Matthew, 1965-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 27 libraries
    The Flinders Ranges / Matthew Cawood ; Mike Langford
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.427)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.427)

  4. Brisbane / Matthew Condon
    Condon, Matthew (Matthew Steven), 1962-
    [ Audio book, Book : 2010-2013 ]
    At 88 libraries
    Brisbane / Matthew Condon
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.387)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.387)

  1. Matthew Flinders
    State Library of Tasmania
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
    Possibly online
    At LINC Tas: SLT & TAHO
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

  2. Matthew Flinders
    State Library of Tasmania
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
    Possibly online
    At LINC Tas: SLT & TAHO
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

  3. Matthew Flinders
    State Library of Tasmania
    [ Unpublished : 1800-1999 ]
    Possibly online
    At LINC Tas: SLT & TAHO
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.131)

  1. Hover car racer / Matthew Reilly
    Reilly, Matthew, 1974-
    [ Book, Audio book, Map : 1976-2012 ]
    Possibly online
    At 112 libraries
    Hover car racer / Matthew Reilly
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.186)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.186)

  2. Illumination / Matthew Plampin
    Plampin, Matthew
    [ Book, Map : 2013 ]
    At 28 libraries
    Illumination / Matthew Plampin
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    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.13)

  3. Costa Rica / [this edition written and researched by Nate Cavaleri, Adam Skolnick, Wendy Yanagihara]
    Firestone, Matthew D
    [ Book, Map : 1991-2014 ]
    At 79 libraries
    Costa Rica / [this edition written and researched by Nate Cavaleri, Adam Skolnick, Wendy Yanagihara]
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.111)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.111)

  1. Brisbane / Matthew Condon
    Condon, Matthew (Matthew Steven), 1962-
    [ Audio book, Book : 2010-2013 ]
    At 88 libraries
    Brisbane / Matthew Condon
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.387)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.387)

  2. Contest / Matthew Reilly
    Reilly, Matthew, 1974-
    [ Book, Audio book, Sound : 1900-2013 ]
    Languages: English;German;Spanish;Russian, [3 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 116 libraries
    Contest / Matthew Reilly
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.357)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.357)

  3. Area 7 / Matthew Reilly
    Reilly, Matthew, 1974-
    [ Book, Audio book, Sound : 1900-2012 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 128 libraries
    Area 7 / Matthew Reilly
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.249)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.249)

  4. Scarecrow / Matthew Reilly
    Reilly, Matthew, 1974-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1900-2012 ]
    Languages: English;Thai;Polish, [2 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 129 libraries
    Scarecrow / Matthew Reilly
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.222)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.222)

  1. Website: State Library of South Australia
    www.slsa.sa.gov.au
    Matching pages:
    • Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) - 6/7/2011
    • ... Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)   Collection Item | Images | Internet sites | Further sources Matthew...
    View 198 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.399)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.399)

  2. Website: Encounter 1802-2002: celebrating Flinders' and Baudin's expeditions in search of the 'unknown' southern coast of Australia
    www.slsa.sa.gov.au
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    View 207 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.323)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.323)

  3. Website: Bright sparcs
    www.eoas.info
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    View 518 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.267)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.267)

  1. MATTHEW FLINDERS, 1774-1814
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Tuesday 11 July 1922 p 6 Article
    ... MATTHEW FLINDERS, 1774-1814 thr. short1* oj Term AuHrotls ttiit no fntvrr t'oiraori lo the country ... , 1SU. the very day on which the llonheartm Flinders paaw-d away. His services to Australia have never ... 449 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.541)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.541)

  2. Heroes at home and abroad MATTHEW FLINDERS, 1774-1814. By James D. Mack. Nelson. 270pp. Price $4-75. SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC. By Reginald Pound. Cassell. 327 pp. Price $5-65.
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 22 April 1967 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... Heroes at home and abroad By H. V. COTGRAVE MATTHEW FLINDERS, 1774-1814. By James D. Mack. Nelson ... . Mack, whose life of Matthew Flinders, discreet, spare, appreciative, elegant, is a fitting biography ... 849 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.135)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.135)

  3. Human Interest In Life Of Flinders
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Saturday 5 August 1944 p 3 Article
    ... Australia Cap- <*> ton Matthew Flinders R[?] His Life and Times, 1774-1814." by "Kango-roo-" ifbatat Society ... Human Interest In Life Of Flinders The Spirit of St. George in Action: The Chief Explorer of ... 148 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.609)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.609)