A collection about 100 volumes of books by and about Matthew Flinders and his associates dating from around 1800.

The collection also houses serial issues, microfilm of manuscripts, a collection of journal articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia and ephemera.

The collection is catalogued and items can be found through FindIt@Flinders:

Access to these items must be under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian (General conditions of access).

Special items are:-

  •     2 hand engraved goblets
  •     1 manuscript letter from Matthew Flinders to his wife
  •     1 autographed lithograph
  •     3 flower paintings by Ann Flinders.
  •     The Official Matthew Flinders Bicentennary Medallic Commemorative Cover 1774-1974

Finding lists, indexes
For ease of browsing, non-book items are given call numbers according to the following scheme:

EPH. 1001-1799
Whole publications

EPH. 1801-1999
Whole publications (large)

EPH. 2001-2999
Ephemera (including stamps)

EPH. 3001-3999
Audio-Visual material

EPH. 4001-4999
Realia (including coins)

EPH. 5001-5999

EPH. 6001-6999
Posters and large pictures

EPH. 7001-8999
Journal and magazine articles, including Flinders' own works.

EPH. 9001-9499
Press clippings

EPH. 9501-9999
Press clippings (large) and newspapers.

Related Sites

History, Matthew Flinders, Flinders University

Matthew Flinders Statue Scholarship, Flinders University

Matthew Flinders Memorial Statue Project, UK (Euston Station)

James Fairfax Matthew Flinders Archive at the State Library of NSW.

Material provided by Witgar Hitchcock, great-great-great nephew of Matthew Flinders, including extracts from Flinders' writings and those of his daughter, Anne.