Category Archives: Getting to Know

Yarn October 2015

Yarn-Oct-2015The October, 2015 issue of The Southern Yarn is ready for you to view and download. Print it out if you like, even in colour on your own printer!

We’ve got details on the annual Formal Dinner and lot more to read.

And if you have not renewed your DUCW membership, this is a great month to get that task done. Pay online or, even better, at the Formal Dinner.

Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)

We’ve had many ‘Getting to Know’ interviews with our club members, so we are also featuring some brief biographies of notable Australians and New Zealanders from history. – Ed.

Raised in Lincolnshire, where men usually turned to agriculture for a livelihood, Matthew Flinders showed originality by choosing the sea. Flinders was born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, Lincolnshire. From a family of doctors, Flinders was expected to take up the same profession, but inspired by reports of Cook’s discoveries, and the reading of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, he decided to go to sea. Continue reading