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This picture shows a statue of the Captain Matthew Flinders. It is situated in North Terrace in Adelaide. The Captain Matthew Flinders was a navigator and explorer of Terra Australis. Matthew Flinders was an accomplished navigator of his age. He has been sailing with Captain William Bligh. He was also a very good chartmaker. Matthew Flinders was born In England in Donington, Lincolnshire. He was very interested in exploration since he has been reading the tale of Robinson Crusoe. When he was 15, he joined the navy. He has been sailing on The Providence with Captain Bligh; it was a sail boat transporting bread fruit from Tahiti to Jamaica. Later on Captain Flinders sailed to Australia. In a very small boat called Tom Thum, he explored the coastline around Sydney in 1796. The word “Australia” was used by Matthew Flinders but he was the first to use the word. It seems that he had it from the book “A Historical Collection of Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean” from Alexander Dalrymple. At this time Australia was called it “Terra Australis”.



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