Memorial: M5529

Statue at Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia depicting Captain Matthew Flinders d. 1814


Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, Rest of the World


Description: Over life-size, full-length figure, kneeling on rock in shirt sleeves and bare feet, holding telescope.
Type: Statue
Position: Main picnic area
Materials: Bronze
Date Erected: 1987
Artists: Carl Merten


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


Notes: Designed to be accessible, children free to climb on the figure. Commisioned by Sara Lee Kitchens (Australia) Pty Ltd and Gosford City Council for State Bicentenial Celebrations.