Remembering Matthew Flinders

On 16th July, 1799, Matthew Flinders became the first European to enter Moreton Bay. He noted and named Red Cliff Point and landed in on this day (17th July) at Woody Point…225 years ago today.

He’s currently back in the news at the moment as his body has just recently been relocated and reinterred at his birthplace in Donington, Lincolnshire, England. He died in 1814, one day after his work A Voyage to Terra Australis had been published. The location of his body was lost in 1852 but was rediscovered in 2019.

History Redcliffe’s guest speaker next month (2nd August) will be renowned historian and author, Professor Marc Serge Rivière. He will be speaking about his latest book True friendship knows no bounds: exclusive correspondence of Matthew Flinders and Thomi Pitot (1804-1814) which explores more about the life of Matthew Flinders.

Read more about Matthew Flinders in our latest feature story. (Click here)

July meeting

Join us today at 2pm at Redcliffe Library Meeting Room for our monthly gathering. Hear guest speaker Cliff Pollard on the topic of Rosemount Hospital and stay for refreshments and learn all about our upcoming activities.

June 2024 Newsletter

The latest edition of Humpybong and After, our quarterly newsletter, is now available for your reading pleasure. You’ll find it and our archive of past issues on our Newsletters page.

Be sure to check out our preliminary schedule of events planned for the Redcliffe Remembers festival in September where we will be marking the occasion of the bicentenary of the first European settlement in Queensland. Any changes or updates to those events will be posted here on our website and also on our social media.