Flinders University continues to evoke the pioneering spirit of its namesake, Captain Matthew Flinders RN. For almost 50 years, Flinders University has inspired our students to achieve their highest potential, encouraged intellectual and cultural curiosity, and fostered a global perspective. Today, our graduates identify with – and can be distinguished by – these distinctive academic, professional and cultural characteristics.

To commemorate the explorer’s achievements, a bronze statue – by Britain’s most noted sculptor Mark Richards FRBS – was unveiled at Euston Station in London in 2014. In 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled a full-sized replica of the statue here in South Australia at the Flinders Tonsley Campus.

Proceeds from the sale of limited edition bronze maquettes of the statue will contribute to the ‘Matthew Flinders Statue Scholarship’ established to further develop educational links between South Australia and the UK.

One maquette has created quite a stir in the media with regards to the company it’s keeping – read the full article:

Matthew Flinders statue features in London photocall with Michelle Obama and Prince Harry.

Find out more about the Matthew Flinders statue and how to purchase a piece of history.