Seminar: The 1814 Flinders Map Bicentenary

Seminar: The 1814 Flinders Map Bicentenary

Matthew Flinders (1774–1814) General Chart of Terra Australis or Australia, 1814–1822 National Library of Australia, Tooley Collection, Map T 570
18 February 2014, 10am-4pm
Theatre, Lower Ground 1

To mark the bicentenary of the publication of Flinders’ General Chart of Terra Australis or Australia, mariners, academics and curators explore the life of Matthew Flinders, his friends and his enemies and the significance of the map.

Indigenous Welcome

Session 1 Keynote Address

Matthew Flinders – A Life
Miriam Estensen, author

Session 2 Encounters and Incarceration

We cleared for Action: Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay
Gillian Dooley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Flinders University, delivered on behalf of Anthony Brown.

Incarceration in Mauritius
Margaret Sankey, Emeritus Professor, The University of Sydney

Baudin’s Lessons from Flinders at Encounter Bay
Professor Jean Fornasiero, Head, School of Humanities, The University of Adelaide

Session 3 Indigenous Encounters

King Bungaree and Flinders
Djon Mundine OAM, Indigenous curator and art historian

The Nyungar of south western Australia and Flinders
Professor Len Collard, School of Indigenous Studies, The University of Western Australia & Dr David Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Community Development, Murdoch University

Session 4 The Naming of Australia

I call the whole land Australia
Lindsay Perry, Secretary, The Matthew Flinders Society of Australia

Early European place-naming in Australia
Dr Jan Tent, Lecturer Linguistics Department, Macquarie University

Supported by the Poynton-Baker Trust Fund and Australia on the Map.

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