August 7, 2023 7.15 pm This story is over 7 months old

From Australia’s shores to Lincolnshire’s heart: Captain Flinders’ final journey

A legacy in names and landmarks

Captain Matthew Flinders, the Lincolnshire explorer credited for naming Australia, will be reburied in his home village of Donington near Spalding next year, but how much do we really know about him?

Born on March 16, 1774, Flinders began his naval career at 15 aboard the HMS Alert as a lieutenant’s servant.


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