Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814)

Field of activity
Navigator; Hydrographer; Scientist; Surveyor
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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 1797-1798, and circumnavigated Tasmania 1798-1799. In 1801-1803 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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Selected resources (34)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Flinders, Matthew
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Life of Matthew Flinders
    Estensen, Miriam
    Published: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2002
  3. Cook-Bligh-Flinders-King: the quadrilogy of master mariners
    Brock, John F.
    Published: Australian Science History Club, Sydney, 2005
    Series: given in The Discovery Room, Australian Museum, Tuesday 6pm
  4. Flinders, Baudin and Brown at Encounter Bay
    Giblin, R.W.
    Published: 1929
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1-6
  5. Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860
    Russell, H.C.
    Published: 1888
    Series: Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, 1, 45-94
  6. Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia
    Whitley, Gilbert P.
    Published: 1933
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, xix, 291-304
  7. Some Flinders Family History: Connections with Pharmacy
    Burnby, J. G. L.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 68, 61-66
  8. Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814), navigator, hydrographer and scientist
    Cooper, H. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 389-391
  9. Matthew Flinders Electronic Archives
    State Library of New South Wales
    Published: State Library of New South Wales, 2001
  10. The Navigators: Flinders vs Baudin: the Race Between Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin to Discover the Fabled Passage through the Middle of Australia
    Toft, Klaus
    Published: Duffy and Snellgrove, Sydney, 2002
  11. The Making of Matthew Flinders
    Monteath, Peter
    Published: 2002
    Series: Journal of the Royal Historical Society of South Australia, 30, 42-51
  12. Matthew Flinders: the Ultimate Voyage
    Brunton, Paul
    Published: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2001
  13. Matthew Flinders: Personal Letters from an Extraordinary Life
    Brunton, Paul
    Published: Hordern House in association with the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002
  14. The Investigator in Port Phillip, April-May 1802
    Flinders, Matthew
    Published: Banks Society Publications, Malvern, 2002
  15. Australia circumnavigated: the voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803
    Flinders, Matthew: edited by Morgan, Kenneth
    Published: Haklyut Society, London, 2015
  16. A passion for exploring new countries: Matthew Flinders and George Bass
    Bastian, Josephine
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publications, Melbourne, 2016
  17. The botany of Flinders voyage
    Edwards, Phyllis
    Published: 1981
    Series: People and Plants in Australia
  18. Robert Brown (1773-1858) and the natural history of Matthew Flinders' voyage in H.M.S. Investigator, 1801-05
    Edwards, P. I.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, 7, 385-407
  19. Robert Brown (1773-1858) and the natural history of Matthew Flinders' voyage in H.M.S. Investigator, 1801-1805
    Edwards, P. I.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, 7, 4, 385-407
  20. Matthew Flinders through French eyes: Nicholas Baudin's lessons from Encounter Bay
    West-Sooby, John and Fornasiero, Jean
    Published: 2017
    Series: Journal of Pacific History, 52, 1, 1-14
  21. Geological surveying in Australia by the navigators James Cook and Matthew Flinders
    Morrison, Doug
    Published: 2017
    Series: Preview, 189, 38-41
  22. Matthew Flinders, maritime explorer of Australia
    Morgan, Kenneth
    Published: Bloomsbury, London, 2015
  23. Matthew Flinders and his Scientific Gentlemen: the Expedition of HMS Investigator to Australia, 1801-05
    Wege, Juliette
    Published: Western Australian Museum, Perth, 2006
  24. Encountering Aboriginal Knowledge: Explorer Narratives on North-east Queensland, 1770 to 1820
    Davis, Michael
    Published: 2014
    Series: Aboriginal History, 37, 29-50
  25. The Encounter, 1802: Art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages
    Thomas, Sarah
    Published: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002
  26. Moyal, Ann
    Published: 2002
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 2, 237-241
  27. Flinders: the Man who Mapped Australia
    Mundle, Rob
    Published: Hachette Australia, Sydney, 2012
  28. Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian Voyages of Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders
    Fornasiero, Jean, Monteath, Peter and West-sooby, John
    Published: Wakefield Press, Kent Town, S.A., 2009
  29. Finding longitude: the Investigator expedition, 1801 - 1803
    Morgan, Kenneth
    Published: 2017
    Series: International Journal of Maritime History, 29, 4, 771-87
  30. Cook, A.
    Published: 2008
    Series: Archives of Natural History, 35, 368-9
  31. Puzzling over Early Flinders Charts
    Gooch, R.
    Published: 2007
    Series: Victorian Historical Journal, 78, 5-22
  32. The journal of Peter Good, gardener on Matthew Flinders voyage to Terra Australia 1801-03 London (1981
    Edwards, P. I.
    Published: British Museum (Natural History), London, 1981
  33. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  34. Geological Aspects of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator in Australian Waters, 1801-5
    Vallance, T. G. and Moore, D. T.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Historical Series, 10, 1, 1-43

Resources by Matthew Flinders (308)

  1. Handwritten will of Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At Flinders University
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  2. [Letters from Matthew Flinders to various correspondents between 14 March and 5 August 1801]
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1801 ]
    At Flinders University
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  3. Letter
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Unpublished : 1802 ]
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  4. Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 ?cbby Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1806 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Unpublished : 1791-1911 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  6. La Trobe Library Journal Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1974
    Perry, T. M. (Thomas Melville), 1927-
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At Flinders University
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  7. [Letter from Matthew Flinders to Philip Gidley King] Sept. 24 1803 to Oct. 7th
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1803 ]
    At Flinders University
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  8. [Captain Flinders' views on the magnetic needle] / [Matthew Flinders]
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Chart of Van Diemens Land : and part of the southern coast of Australia / the original by Lieutenant Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Map : 1895 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Peise nach dem Austral-Lande im der Absicht der Entdeskung desselben zu vollenden : unterkommen in den Jahren 1801, 1802, und 1803 von Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1816 ]
    Languages: English;German;Undetermined, [2 others]
    At University of Sydney
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  1. Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814) : naval officer and hydrographer / by J. K. Laughton, rev. Andrew C. F. David
    Laughton, John Knox, 1830-1915
    [ Book : 2004-2005 ]
    At Flinders University
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  2. Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814
    [ Book ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. Handwritten will of Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At Flinders University
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  4. [Letters from Matthew Flinders to various correspondents between 14 March and 5 August 1801]
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1801 ]
    At Flinders University
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  5. Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At Flinders University
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  6. Letter
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Unpublished : 1802 ]
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  7. New book information : Matthew Flinders 1774-1814, Private journal, 17 December 1803 to 10 July 1814
    Crawford House Publishing
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At Flinders University
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  8. Matthew Flinders, 1774-1814
    Mack, James Decker
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At ANU Library
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  9. Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Unpublished : 1791-1911 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  10. Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 ?cbby Matthew Flinders
    Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
    [ Book : 1806 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Flinders, Ann Chappelle (1772-1853)
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    ... Flinders, Matthew ... Flinders, Anne ... and she outlived him by almost forty years. watercolourist, wife of explorer Matthew Flinders (1774 ... The wife of explorer Matthew Flinders, she was blind in one eye from smallpox lancing but had an ...
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  2. Petrie, W. M. Flinders, (William Matthew Flinders) (1853-1942)
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  3. Flinders University (1972-2019)
    ... Founded 1966 as the Flinders University of South Australia, previously established in 1963 as the ... University of Adelaide at Bedford Park; in 2001 name changed to Flinders University. ...
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Matthew John Keene, of Flinders-street, Wollongong, brickmaker.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 27 March 1888 [Issue No.207] p 2301

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (143) IN" BANKRUPTCY. Ee Matthew John Eeene, of Flinders ... 105 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Matthew John Keene.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 23 March 1888 [Issue No.197] p 2185

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... day been made against the abovenamed Matthew John Keene, of Flinders-street, WolloBgong, btickmaker ... . (143) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Matthew John Keene. NOTICE is hereby given that a Sequestration Order has this ... 68 words
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  3. HASTINGS MUNICIPAL COUNCIL Local Government Act 1919, Section 269A, Ordinance No. 30, Clause 55A Proposed Closure of Cathie Road, Port Macquarie at its intersection with Matthew Fl...
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 December 1992 [Issue No.142] p 8687

    Government Gazette Private Notices Illustrated

    ... Proposed Closure of Cathie Road, Port Macquarie at its intersection with Matthew Flinders Drive and Emerald ... barrier across Cathie Road approximately 100 metres north of its intersection with Matthew Flinders Drive ... 161 words
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  1. Matthew Flinders - Narratives of ex ...
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  4. Van Diemens land : chart of Terra A ...
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    [ Map, Poster, chart, other : 1989 ]
  5. Statement made by the d'Epinary bro ...
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  6. Autograph letter signed from Captai ...
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  1. Matthew Flinders
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    At WhitehorseManning
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  2. Matthew Flinders : 1744-1814
    Mack, James D
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
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  3. Proposed statue to Flinders: a brief memoir of Matthew Flinders (Captain R.N. 1774-1814)
    Bowman, W S
    [ Book : 1911 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  4. Matthew Flinders collection
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  1. Flinders, Matthew
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  2. Dredge - Matthew Flinders
    [ Unpublished : 1879-1958 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Matthew Flinders: Private Letters, vol. 3, 1810-1814, with letters from Ann Flinders, 1814-1821
    [ Unpublished : 1810-1821 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Matthew Flinders: Private Letters, vol. 3, 1810-1814, with letters from Ann Flinders, 1814-1821
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  1. Matthew Flinders
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Matthew Flinders
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  2. Remains of Matthew Flinders exhumed
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 1100-2019 ]
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    Remains of Matthew Flinders exhumed
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  3. Matthew Flinders
    Lara Primary School
    [ Video : 2004 ]
    At Moving Image Coll
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  4. Matthew Flinders
    Avoca Primary School
    [ Video : 2004 ]
    At Moving Image Coll
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  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
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  2. MATTHEW FLINDERS.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Friday 19 July 1907 p 4 Article
    ... Flinders died at the early age of 40 years, on July 19, 1814; the very day on which his invaluable work, "A ... March 16, 1774, in which village his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had been surgeons. He ... 199 words
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  3. Matthew Flinders
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    ... Matthew Flinders Matthew Flinders was born at Don nington, Lincolnshire, on March 16, 1774. Born in ... , 1814, at the age of 40, the day on which his book, was published. He left a widow and one daughter in ... 435 words
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  1. Flinders Charts
    Matthew Flinders, British, 1774 - 1814
    [ Art work, Map : 1814 ]
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    Flinders Charts
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  2. Flinders 1814 General Chart of Terra Australis
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  3. Chart of the south west corner of Australia by M. Flinders : reduced to two thirds, corrected up to 1866 / Henry C. Prinsep
    Prinsep, Henry Charles, 1844-1922
    [ Government publication, Map : 1874-1879 ]
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    Chart of the south west corner of Australia by M. Flinders : reduced to two thirds, corrected up to 1866 / Henry C. Prinsep
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  1. FLINDERS - Captain Matthew Flinders
    FLINDERS - Captain Matthew Flinders
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    Items pertaining to the exploration of Port Phillip Bay by Captain Matthew Flinders in 1802

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    Matthew Flinders
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    Flinders, Matthew
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  1. Matthew Flinders log
    [ Periodical : 1990 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
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  2. The Flinders log (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)
    Matthew Flinders Anglican College
    [ Periodical : 2000-2019 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  3. Matthew Flinders school magazine
    [ Periodical : 1900-1988 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
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  4. MATTHEW FLINDERS
    Tingira (Ship)
    The "Tingira".
    [ Article : 1926 ]
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    MATTHEW FLINDERS
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