A minature portrait of Matthew Flinders, 1801.
A minature portrait of Matthew Flinders, 1801. NSW State Library

Hunt for man who did first Big Lap

CAPTAIN Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate Australia, proved Tasmania was an island and even named our continent. Now his body may be dug up along with 61,000 others from a London burial ground so the HS2 high-speed rail project can be built. The Royal Navy captain's body is thought to be buried in the disused cemetery but finding it could prove challenging. Archeologist Helen Wass told The Times her team's best chance is if they discover a coffin with a metal name plate or some kind of identifiable decoration.



Shining the light on Fraser Coast's domestic violence

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New research on domestic and family violence hits Fraser Coast

Victims to victors: tough lesson gives way to help others

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Howard couple welcome commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Woolooga Fire Disaster Day 3: Strong winds imminent threat

Woolooga Fire Disaster Day 3: Strong winds imminent threat

Woolooga fire heading for Miva, Theebine, Scotchy Pocket and Gunalda

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