Matthew Flinders Geotag inviting you to the Lincolnshire Mega 2021
One of a set of 4 Geotags inviting you to the Lincolnshire Mega 2021
The tags have our mega logo on the front and one of 4 famous Lincolnshire historical figures on the reverse.
Captain Matthew Flinders (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was an English navigator and cartographer who led the second circumnavigation of New Holland that he would subsequently call “Australia or Terra Australis” and identified it as a continent. Abel Tasman had circumnavigated it more widely in 1642-43 and had charted its north coast in 1644.
Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia.
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