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.



BREAKING: Person airlifted after near drowning near Gympie

BREAKING: Person airlifted after near drowning near Gympie

Ambulance crews have arrived at the scene and police are enroute

Sea Scouts to honour returned Vietnam veterans

Sea Scouts to honour returned Vietnam veterans

A dinner will be hosted by the Sea Scouts for war veterans

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