Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Donington
Lincolnshire

East Midlands

Market Place

Matthew Flinders

Captain Matthew Flinders RN
Donington 1774 - London 1814
English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent
(Wikipedia)
Judith Holmes Drewry
Le Blanc Fine Art
2006

Donington /  Matthew Flinders   Donington /  Matthew Flinders

Description

Bronze statue of Matthew Flinders as a sea captain with telescope. At his feet his cat Trim (born at sea, Indian Ocean 1797-disappeared Mauritus 1803 - Wikipedia.), who accompanied Flinders to Australia in 1801, survived shipwreck and capture by the French only to disappear in Mauritius.
On the base plate, in front of Flinders, a map of Australia with his route and a ship, with title matthew flinders 1774-1814 and in Australia the text voyage / to / terra australis / 1801 1802 and 1805

Donington / Matthew Flinders Donington / Matthew Flinders Donington / Matthew Flinders
In the pavement around the statue are three other bronze plaques:
  1. Some sea creatures
  2. A tree, signed HB
  3. Two ships, signed SC

Donington / Matthew Flinders Donington / Matthew Flinders Donington / Matthew Flinders

Inscription(s)

Signed: (on the plate with the map of Australia): Judith Holmes Drewry 2006 leblanc fine art foundry

Annotation

From a village information panel nearby:
This panel and the nearby statue bt Judith Holmes Drewry have been produced by Fens Tourism Ltd. with funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund and Lincolnshire County Council. The pavement plaques nearby, inspired by Flinders's journeys of discovery, were created in a joint project between Judith Holmes Drewry and pupils from the Thomas Cowley High School in Donington.

A Powerpoint presentation of one of the pupil on the making of these plaques is here.

Sculptor

Tags

  • Cartographer
  • Cat
  • Explorer
  • Flinders, Matthew
  • Holmes Drewry, Judith
  • Le Blanc Fine Art
  • Map
  • Sea Captain
  • Ship / boat
  • Stained Glass
  • Statue
  • Trim
  • Location N 52°54'17" W 0°12'18"

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Item Code: gbem026; Photograph: 1 August 2012
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt