Memorial: M5530

Statue at Donington, Lincolnshire of Captain Matthew Flinders RN d. 1814

Location

Market place, Donington, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

On map 'MATHEW FLINDERS 1774-1814' on Australia 'VOYAGE / TO / TERRA AUSTRALIS / 1801 1802 AND 1805'.

Details

Description: Full-length statue of Flinders in uniform holding a telescope, His cat Trim by his feet. On the base plate, a bronze map of Australia with his route and ship. Signed: 'Judith Holmes Drewry 2006 LEBLANC FINE ART FOUNDRY'. Set in the surrounding pavement are three other bronze plaques - sea creatures, a tree signed HB, two ships signed SC.
Type: Statue
Materials: Bronze
Date Erected: 2006
Artists: Judith Holmes Drewry

People

Flinders, Matthew
Age: 40
Date of Death: 19/7/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: The pavement plaques produced with pupils from Thomas Crowley High School, Donington. The statue produced by Fens Tourism Ltd with funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund and Lincolnshire County Council.

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