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Australia’s explorer to be reburied

MANCHESTER: The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate Australia are to be reburied in his home village after being discovered near a busy London railway station. The grave of Captain Matthew Flinders, who popularised Australia’s name, was discovered in January in a built-over former burial ground behind Euston terminus. The site was being excavated for the HS2 high speed rail project, which will eventually link London with Birmingham and Manchester.


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