Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Matthew Flinders

Rare Books Group

Matthew Flinders and his books

Dr Gillian Dooley

Matthew Flinders: books that he read, books that he wrote, and books that he inspired in his afterlife.

Books were important to Flinders not only in his career, as he was building on the work of his predecessors in navigation and exploration, but in his personal life. And he would probably be surprised to discover how many books have been written about him since his death in 1814. 

In this presentation, Dr Gillian Dooley, currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow, English and Chair, Music Advisory Committee at Flinders University, will give some examples of books that he read, books that he wrote, and books that he inspired.

Image:  Matthew Flinders, ca.1800 - watercolour miniature portrait from State Library of NSW.

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Date and Time

25 May 2023
10:30 am

Jervois Room, on the southern (North Terrace) end of the ground floor of the Mortlock wing in the State Library of South Australia

Members: $
Non members: $10