Statue

Flinders statue

Erection date: 19/7/2014

Inscription

{Around the outer edge of the bronze disc, on top of the stainless steel plinth:}
In commemoration of Captain Matthew Flinders RN, 1774 - 1814, who named Australia and charted its ‘unknown coast’ with the help of Bungaree and the crew of HM Sloop Investigator.

{And on the inner circle:}
Trim, his close companion. Sculptor: Mark Richards FRB. Unveiled by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in July 2014. 

Unveiled by Prince William at Australia House on 18 July 2014 and installed in Euston Station's main hall the following day. Moved to the exterior forecourt c.2017.

Two copies were made of this statue, one of which is in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Site: Flinders statue (2 memorials)

NW1, Euston Road, Euston Station

The statue shows Flinders plotting a course (despite the obstacles) on a stylised map of Australia, accompanied by his cat Trim (behind and not visible in our main photo).

We first photographed this statue in 2018 when it was in the main hall of the station, and the best photo we managed has 4 people sitting around the edge of the monument and one sweetly asleep, nestled between Flinders' legs.

We heard the statue had been moved outside so we revisited, expecting to find it less encumbered by rail customers. Huh. We'd wanted to try for a better photo of Flinders' face and to check the text on the inscriptions, but we decide not to disturb the travelling public.

2022: Another visit gave us some close-up photos but still most of the inscription is under the travelling public's bum.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Flinders statue

Subjects commemorated i

Trim

Close companion to Captain Matthew Flinders. Born on HMS Reliance while in th...

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Bungaree

Or Boongaree. Aboriginal Australian from the Kuringgai people of the Broken B...

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Captain Matthew Flinders

Explorer and navigator of the Australian seas. Born in Donington, Lincolnshir...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Flinders statue

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Mark Richards

Sculptor: Mark Richards FRB.

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William, Prince of Wales

Royal prince. Born St Mary's Hospital Paddington, first son (the heir) of Pri...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Flinders statue

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Trim statue

Trim statue

See the Flinders statue page for the inscription etc.

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