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Blog post from Saturday, 28 March, 2015


The best and most illustrious of his race
The most affectionate of friends, faithful of servants, and best of creatures.
He made the tour of the globe, and a voyage to Australia, which he circumnavigated, and was ever the delight and pleasure of his fellow voyagers.

Matthew Flinders’ tribute to his cat, Trim.

This famous cat, named Trim, accompanied Flinders on his voyages.

Read the full biographical tribute which Matthew Flinders wrote in 1809.

A bronze statue of Trim was unveiled outside the Mitchell Library on 28th March 1996.