First Australian?

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First Australian?

#1 Post by Woody » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:02 am

Can the last person to leave,please feed the cat.

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Re: First Australian?

#2 Post by Cacophonix » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:57 pm


Really interesting article. Sad that the poor chap seems to be largely unknown here in the UK anyway.

I take it all the Aussies here know about him?

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Re: First Australian?

#3 Post by Slasher » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:09 pm

Yeh I was taught about Matty Flinders in high school history Caco. A train station in Melbourne and a Bass Strait island are named after him. Didn't know about his moggy Trim nor his downfall by being eaten by slaves. Shame.
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#4 Post by Undried Plum » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:11 am

I would think that Bungaree's mob have a much better claim to being the first Australians.

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#5 Post by Sisemen » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:04 pm

Suspect the he would have wanted to be buried in his birthplace and where he grew up - Donington in Lincolnshire.

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Re: First Australian?

#6 Post by Slasher » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:24 pm

I've seen old maps of Oz with "New Holland" written on it. Dirk Hartog?
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Re: First Australian?

#7 Post by Cacophonix » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:45 am

The first Australian!
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