Capt. Matthew Flinders aged about 28


Capt. Matthew Flinders & Trim



Plans for the re-burial and associated events can seen at following the announcement that Church of England authorities have agreed to the interment at Donington, Lincolnshire.

The remains of Captain Matthew Flinders were found in early January 2019 and have been exhumed from the now destroyed St. James Gardens, (formerly St. James, Piccadilly, burial ground alongside Euston Station, London). It had been feared up until then that his remains had been lost sometime before the 1860s when part of the burial ground was cleared of monuments and headstones. In 1887 nearly all the remaining headstones were removed when the burial ground was transformed into a public park.

St. James Gardens closed in 2018 to make way for the expansion of Euston Station to cater for the HS 2 (high speed) train links to the Midlands, north west and northern England, serving the 30 million people resident along the route. click here

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    March 2020
  Plans for the reburial of Capt. Matthew Flinders put on hold due to the COVID 19 issue. Check back for updated news.
    October 2019
  Re-burial of Captain Matthew Flinders at Donington, Lincolnshire, announced.
  Matthew's cat Trim.
    London June 2019
  Function at Australia House
    London January 2019

Remains of Captain Matthew Flinders discovered

Image of the lead breastplate located in the grave
  St. James Gardens: History and images taken just before closure in 2018
  ABC News (Australia) 26 Jan 2019 Report with links to related items
  ABC News (Australia) 29 Jan 2019 Lead breastplate confirms grave of Matthew Flinders
  Matthew Flinders : "The Man History Forgot". With direct descendants Rachel & Susie
  Direct descendants Rachel & Susie interviewed about the discovery of Matthew's remains
  Donington, Lincolnshire. Birth place of Matthew Flinders

London July 20th, 2014. Placing the statue at Euston Station.

  Construction of the statue
  The unveiling ceremony at Australia House, London, 19 July 2014
  Attendees at the unveiling 19 Jul 2014
  Flinders Memorial website
    Books, online books, and documentaries about Matthew Flinders
  A comprehensive history of the life of Matthew Flinders RN by Ernest Scott.
  A Voyage to Terra Australis by Matthew Flinders Vol 1
  A Voyage to Terra Australis by Matthew Flinders Vol 2
  Matthew Flinders' letters. Use the search query  "Matthew Flinders letters" at this site and click on any of the textual records results
  Will of Matthew Flinders 1814
    Encounter 2002 at Adelaide, South Australia commemorating the Flinders - Baudin 1802 meeting
  Attendees at the 2002 commemoration events. Who can supply more images ?

"The Navigators - Baudin vs Flinders - Part 1"

"The Navigators - Baudin vs Flinders - Part 2"

In Flinders Wake

    Mauritius 2003 marking 200 years since Matthew landed and was held prisoner there

Images from the Flinders commemoration events in Mauritius, and Keith's visit to Geelong, Australia, afterwards.

Does anyone have other images from the events ?

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