Matthew Flinders at the Royal Commonwealth Society SA

Dooley, G. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Matthew Flinders has a unique place in the history of South Australia.
Did you know he was buried somewhere under Euston Station in London, and that South Australia was instrumental in commissioning a statue of him with Trim at that station?
Did you know the statue was unveiled by Prince William in 2014? And that a copy of the statue will be unveiled at Flinders Station at Flinders University this month?
Did you know they have found Matthew's coffin?
Do you know what is going to happen to it?
Come along to a talk by Dr Gillian Dooley to hear more about this remarkable man and his even more remarkable cat, Trim.
Period27 May 2021
Held atRoyal Commonwealth Society of South Australia, Australia
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • Matthew Flinders
  • Exploration
  • South Australian history
  • Contact history
  • Aboriginal knowledge systems