Remains of explorer who mapped Australia could be exhumed as part of HS2 rail project

Remains of explorer who mapped Australia could be exhumed as part of HS2 rail project Matthew Flinders circled mainland Australia as commander of HMS Investigator between 1801 and 1803, charting the coast in detail to make the first full map of Australia. Photo / 123RF. Archaeologists working at a former burial ground in London hope to

New Zealand Herald

Grave of explorer Captain Matthew Flinders to be dug up to clear way for rail project

HE proved Tasmania was an island. He was the first to circumnavigate Australia. Now Captain Matthew Flinders is to be dug up to make room for a rail bypass. Archaeologists working at a disused cemetery in London hope to find the remains of the English …

NEWS.com.au

Remains of explorer who mapped Australia could be exhumed as part of HS2 rail project

The remains of a Royal Navy captain who is still regarded as a hero in Australia, could be among the bodies of 61,000 people who will have to be exhumed as part of the HS2 Rail Project. Matthew Finders (1774-1814) was the first person to circumnavigate …

International Business Times UK

Matthew Flinders’ last berth may be unearthed in London

He is one of Australia’s greatest heroes — the Royal Navy captain who defied war and hopelessly leaky ships to become the first to circumnavigate the continent, producing a map described as the nation’s “birth certificate”. Now, 202 years after his

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