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:
Whole publications (large)
Ephemera (including stamps)
Realia (including coins)
Posters and large pictures
Journal and magazine articles, including Flinders' own works.
Press clippings (large) and newspapers.
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.