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Captain Matthew Flinders

Person  Male  Born 16/3/1774  Died 19/7/1814

Categories: Exploring

Countries: Australia

Explorer and navigator of the Australian seas. Born in Donington, Lincolnshire. Invented the Flinders Bar, a device for counteracting the vertical component of a ship's magnetic field.

The HS2 plans have revealed that his grave probably lies "somewhere underneath what is now platform 15" at Euston Station. 2017 BorderMail reports on the chances of the HS2 dig being able to ID Flinders remains when the "biggest exhumation in British history, of more than 60,000 bodies" begins. The best chance according to the lead archaeologist will be "if they could discover an intact coffin with a metal name plate". Yes, we can see that would help.

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Captain Matthew Flinders

London County Council Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N., 1774 - 1814, explorer ...

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