Matthew Flinders

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December 8, 1801 – Matthew Flinders explores and charts King George’s Sound (later Albany) in Western Australia

Matthew Flinders was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1774. Flinders and George Bass did much sea exploration around Australia, adding to the knowledge of the coastline, and producing accurate maps. As well as being the first to circumnavigate Australia, Flinders, together with Bass, was the first to prove that Van Diemen’s Land, or Tasmania, was … Continue reading

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