Celebrating the cartographer who circumnavigated Australia.

Celebrating the cartographer who circumnavigated Australia.

06/07/2024

Matthew Flinders’ final journey, centuries after he put Australia on the map The British Naval Captain Matthew Flinders (1774 - 1814) could never have imagined that he would be reburied with fanfare in 2024, almost 200 years after his extraordinary life was cut short. 

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Village set for 'spectacle' of explorer's reburial

Village set for 'spectacle' of explorer's reburial

04/07/2024

A Lincolnshire village is preparing for hundreds of guests to attend the reburial of a 19th Century explorer credited with mapping and naming Australia.

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Grand send off' for explorer who named Australia

Grand send off' for explorer who named Australia

27/04/2024

A grand naval ceremony with hundreds of guests from around the world is being planned for the reburial of Lincolnshire explorer Matthew Flinders.

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The long journey to bring Captain Matthew Flinders back home for July reburial

The long journey to bring Captain Matthew Flinders back home for July reburial

01/04/2024

Captain Matthew Flinders, the Lincolnshire explorer credited for naming Australia, will be reburied during three days of church services in his home village of Donington near Spalding this summer.

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Calendar News - Flinders 250th birthday

Calendar News - Flinders 250th birthday

18/03/2024

MFBHH made the Calendar News.

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Matthew Flinders descendants join Donington residents for live link-up with Australia to celebrate his 250th birthday

Matthew Flinders descendants join Donington residents for live link-up with Australia to celebrate his 250th birthday

17/03/2024

Relatives of explorer Matthew Flinders joined residents of his home village and friends from across the globe to celebrate the 250th birthday of the man who was the first to circumnavigate Australia.

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Matthew Flinders 250th Birthday Special Collections

Matthew Flinders 250th Birthday Special Collections

18/03/2024

Professor Colin Stirling and Dr Gillian Dooley share rare items from the Matthew Flinders collection at Flinders University.

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Party in The Park to Celebrate the homecoming of Matthew Flinders

Party in The Park to Celebrate the homecoming of Matthew Flinders

10/03/2024

Donington is gearing up for a big year when people will travel from across the globe to watch navigator Matthew Flinders be buried within St Mary and the Holy Rood Church on July 13.

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Matthew Flinders Party in The Park Group

Matthew Flinders Party in The Park Group

27/02/2024

A new group running alongside the MFBHH group to organise a fabulous day of events. A celebration of Matthew Flinders coming home to Donington, Lincolnshire on Saturday 13th July 2024. they have a whole day of entertainment planned, from music, market, food, games and much more. Let’s make it a day to remember.

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Donington residents urged to do their bit to help make Matthew Flinders homecoming memorable

Donington residents urged to do their bit to help make Matthew Flinders homecoming memorable

31/10/2023

Residents are being urged to rally around and do their bit to ensure the final homecoming of one of South Holland’s most famous sons is a memorable occasion the village can be proud of.

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Donington hero Matthew Flinders’ breastplate from his original coffin will go on display in Australia

Donington hero Matthew Flinders’ breastplate from his original coffin will go on display in Australia

30/10/2023

The remains of explorer Matthew Flinders will be laid to rest in a replica of his original coffin, members of the community were told last week.

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MP Sir John Hayes calls for Matthew Flinders to be made fellow of Royal Society

MP Sir John Hayes calls for Matthew Flinders to be made fellow of Royal Society

29/10/2023

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes calls for Donington-born Matthew Flinders, the first to circumnavigate Australia, to be made fellow of Royal Society.

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Calendar News September 2023

Calendar News September 2023

28/09/2023

Matthew Flinders: Explorer who 'named' Australia to be reburied in Lincolnshire.

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Preparations underway - Spalding Today

Preparations underway - Spalding Today

13/08/2023

Preparations are made within Donington’s St Mary and the Holy Rood Church for the return of explorer Matthew Flinders.

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Flinders remains to be reburied - Boston Standard

Flinders remains to be reburied - Boston Standard

09/08/2023

An eighteenth century British explorer is set to make his final voyage when his remains are brought back to his home county of Lincolnshire.

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BBC Radio 4 Great Lives, Matthew Flinders

BBC Radio 4 Great Lives, Matthew Flinders

31/07/2023

Businessman Stuart Rose discusses the life of cartographer Matthew Flinders, who mapped Australia 200 years ago, with Matthew Parris. From May 2010.

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