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Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders
Personal information
Birth date16 March 1774
Place of birthDonington, Lincolnshire,
Date of death19 July 1814
Death placeLondon, England
OccupationRoyal Navy Ships Officer
SpouseAnn Chappelle

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Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 � 19 July 1814) was one of the most successful navigators and cartographers of his age. In a career that spanned just over twenty years, he sailed with Captain William Bligh, circumnavigated Australia and encouraged the use of that name for the continent, which had previously been known as New Holland. He survived shipwreck and disaster only to be imprisoned for violating the terms of his scientific passport by changing ships and carrying prohibited papers. He identified and corrected the effect upon compass readings of iron components and equipment on board wooden ships and he wrote a work on early Australian exploration A Voyage to Terra Australis.

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Matthew flinders China Trip 2008
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Made from beautiful Egyptian beads, believed to have been worn as a decorative outer garment by a young girl, the world's oldest known dress was discovered by a student of the real life Indiana Jones, the Father of modern archaeology, William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Made from beautiful Egyptian beads, believed to have been worn as a decorative outer garment by a young girl, the world's oldest known dress was discovered by a student of the real life Indiana Jones, the Father of modern archaeology, William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Thought to be about 3000 years old, this beaded dress was successfully restored in 1994 after prior haphazard attempts to envision what it could have looked like. The Excavating Egypt Exhibit at the University of Kentucky's "The Art Museum" is a major exhibition from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in England, featuring over 200 of Petrie's most significant finds many never before seen by the public. These objects were hidden away in secret storage facilities throughout London at the beginning of World War II and have never been displayed until now. With this world class museum exhibit from March through June 14, 2009, the University of Kentucky is rising to the top 20 echelon of universities to which it aspires.
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A curious papyrus dated circa 100 BC, contains two spells to protect the mummy into the after life in ancient Egyptian lore. From March through June 14, 2009, the University of Kentucky's "The Art Museum" in the world class "Singletary Center for the Arts" displays the first public exhibition of many egyptian artifacts, some 3000 years old. The exhibit includes a papyrus from the infamous Egyptian "Book of the Dead" containing two spells to protect the dead in the after life. Excavating the land of the pyramids produced the real life Indiana Jones: William Matthew Flinders Petrie of Britain (1853-1942). In an effort to rise to the top twenty of national colleges, The Art Museum is on the frontline of the battle and winning.
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4 coach Class 221 Super Voyager: 221142 "Matthew Flinders" leaves Edinburgh Waverley for Birmingham New Street via the West Coast Mainline
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The excavating egypt exhibition, is running through June 14, 2009 at the Univ. of Ky Art Museum in the Singletary Center in Lexington highlights the work of the father of modern archaeology, William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Many believe the Indiana Jones movies are based on Petrie's work. If so, he was the real McCoy. Hundreds of artifacts are on display including a mummy cartonnage case wrapping, a sarcophagus or outer coffin, jewelry, pottery, a sheet from the book of the dead with a double curse written on papyrus, artwork, the oldest known beaded dress on earth, and scores of other ancient objects. These are the artifacts of the ancesters of the people who the Hebrew prophet, Moses, interacted with. For museum hours and ticket prices, call 859-257-5716 through June 14 or visit and search on the term "egyptian."
1.67 min. | 5.0 user rating Woody Point, Queensland, Australia is a suburb on the Redcliffe peninsula just north of Brisbane. Matthew Flinders named the point 'Red Cliff Point' in 1799 due to the red colour of the iron-impregnated rocks. The first jetty was built in 1882 and promoted development of the area as visitors arrived on the Sandgate Ferry. Before this the area was largely farming land. Surrounding suburbs include Margate, Redcliffe, Clontarf and Kippa Ring. The new jetty is 240 metres long and was built in 2008. It includes informative displays, tables and seating. A fishing along the jetty is popular with locals Other points of interest at Woody Point include HMQS Gayundah shipwreck at Picnic Point. Bramble Bay foreshore including Bicentennial Park and Apex Park. Launching point for fishing boats and the Humpybong yacht club. Scott's Point and Gayundah coastal arboretum. 27°15â²16â³S 153°06â²06â³E Text paraphrased from and Wikipedia You can add to the information about Woody Point in the comments below this video.
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Professor Matthew Flinders discusses his research project on the politics of public expectations.
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(More on ) The parents at Matthew Flinders Anglican College reckon all you need for a great Melbourne Cup Day apart from fashion is good food, good company and maybe a few bottles of champagne. Under the grand title of Flemington at Flinders, the school's parents and supporters were out in force on the school's lawns today for a marquee garden party which is tipped to be memorable.
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Dan Benton Going up the hill (matthew flinders drive) in his first HIM.
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An arrangement by Composer1992 of the free-to-air television network stations' news themes- Ten, Nine, Seven, ABC and SBS. This recording is of the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Concert Band playing the piece at the Sounds of Summer 2009 concert. Arrangement copyright © 2009 Composer1992
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Hopelessly devoted to Grease - Sunshine Coast Daily Tweet this news
Sunshine Coast Daily--GREASE is the word, or at least it will be on Thursday night when -Matthew Flinders- Anglican College brings the beloved musical to the stage. With a cast of 65 and choreographer Dale Pengelly at the helm it's set to be a show t - Date : Mon, 23 May 2011 16:04:02 GMT+00:00
Icing on the cake - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald---Matthew Flinders- mapped the coast when he circumnavigated the continent, but he was unable to publish his map until 1814 after being detained for more than six years in Mauritius on the way home to England. During his circumnaviga - Date : Mon, 23 May 2011 14:11:05 GMT+00:00
Overseas students welcomed - Sunshine Coast Daily Tweet this news
Sunshine Coast Daily---Matthew Flinders- Anglican College International Coordinator, Clare Markby tries a -Matthew Flinder's- hat on Agustina Balboni of Saint Matthew College, Buenos Aires. SUNSHINE Coast school students could be studying in Argentin - Date : Thu, 19 May 2011 05:14:21 GMT+00:00
Top honour for Canberra seismologist - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--The -Matthew Flinders- Medal is regarded as the top annual honour for Australian earth scientists, physicists, chemists and mathematicians. Professor Brian Kennett has been working to create a three dimensional earth model using seismic waves - Date : Wed, 04 May 2011 00:40:30 GMT+00:00
Rare books to be auctioned in Brisbane - ABC Local Tweet this news
ABC Local--A collection of rare books, including an original copy of -Matthew Flinders- 'A Voyage to Terra Australis' will be auctioned in Brisbane this week. The two-part journal and accompanying elephant folio include Flinders' personal e - Date : Thu, 05 May 2011 06:04:24 GMT+00:00
Lighthouse Beach sand runs out for walkers - Port Macquarie News Tweet this news
Port Macquarie News--The popular entrance to Lighthouse Beach on -Matthew Flinders- Drive near Watonga St now is inaccessible to some. Lighthouse Beach resident Sue Provezale and her dog Harry decided to hit the street instead of the sand on Tuesday morni - Date : Thu, 19 May 2011 18:20:13 GMT+00:00
Rare Book Auction - Quest News Tweet this news
Quest News--The highlight of the auction is an original copy of -Matthew Flinders- A Voyage to Terra Australis, one of the most prized books in Australia. There are 716 books to be including numerous titles on local history (particularly the Gold Coast), - Date : Sat, 07 May 2011 14:04:12 GMT+00:00
Rare maritime and fishing books up for auction - Marine Business Tweet this news
Marine Business--A -MATTHEW Flinders- first edition and more than 700 other old and rare books worth around $250000 will be auctioned in Brisbane in early May. The Iain Herriot Library, assembled over some 30 years, is a large collection of books relating - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:24:24 GMT+00:00
Sunshine Coast Grammar wins inter-school dinghy regatta - My Sailing Tweet this news
My Sailing--The 10 finalists including crews from Sunshine Coast Grammar, St Teresa's Catholic College, Sunshine Beach High, Home School Group and -Matthew Flinders- and also included two Primary school crews with Max Quirk & Zac Edwards from - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 03:56:11 GMT+00:00
Traffic delays in Buderim next week - My Sunshine Coast (press release) Tweet this news
My Sunshine Coast (press release)--The roundabout works are at the intersection of Ballinger and Stringybark roads, close to -Matthew Flinders- Anglican College. Both the undermining of the road surface caused by unexpected water seepage from this year&ap - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 03:59:29 GMT+00:00

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