To mark the bicentenary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ General Chart of Terra Australis or Australia, mariners, academics and curators explore the life of Flinders, his friends and enemies and the significance of the map.
Speakers includeMiriam Estensen, Gillian Dooley (on behalf of Anthony Brown), Professor Jean Fornasiero, Emeritus Professor Margaret Sankey, Djon Mundine OAM, Professor Len Collard, Dr David Palmer, Lindsay Perry and Dr Jan Tent.
Tuesday 18 February, 10 am–4 pm
Bookings essential: nla.gov.au/bookings or 02 6262 1271 (Mon–Fri, 9 am–12 pm)
Seating on first-come basis
Mapping Our World exhibition open daily from 10 am (last entry at 5 pm), free
Bookings essential: nla.gov.au/exhibitions/mapping-our-world
Supported by the Poynton-Baker Trust Fund and Australia on the Map