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Wally
25th January 2019, 11:56 AM
200+ years in waiting... and the stories I could (still) tell. --> https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/matthew-flinders-grave-discovered-after-200-years-near-london-station/ar-BBSHx7X?ocid=mailsignout

Wally
26th January 2019, 08:16 AM
With a little help from a friend :tup

Sun arise brings in the morning --> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47000518

Bungaree: Indigenous man who helped Flinders explore Australia

Jim Ford
26th January 2019, 09:04 AM
With a little help from a friend :tup

Sun arise brings in the morning --> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47000518

Bungaree: Indigenous man who helped Flinders explore Australia

Ironic that he was 'given' a piece of his own land for his services to Flinders!

Jim

Wally
26th January 2019, 09:28 AM
Ironic that he was 'given' a piece of his own land for his services to Flinders! Jim

The irony of the past and that which followed on wasn't lost. The story could, however, be used to bring some sort of recognition to the 'vital role' he played in the 200 year old story of exploration at the outer limits.

Seems to me - given the odd snippet of info contained in the articlle - he was a better statesman then, than some of those, both near and far that we have to put up with today. Considering that 'certain attitudes' still remain, that alone, should be enough to earn him a more prominent position in history.