Richard Buxton Launches Coffee Table Book: If Matthew Flinders Had Wings

by Marc Pallisco
August 17, 2009

PROPERTY developer and philanthropist Richard Buxton this week launched a coffee table book, If Matthew Flinders Had Wings, the result of two circumnavigations of Australia which retraced the steps of cartographer Matthew Flinders by air, and then again by sea.

The 280-page reference book includes more than 550 of Mr Buxton’s own photographs, taken during the two adventures which started several years ago with a 56-day, 22-stop flight around Australia in a single-engine Cessna 182 S.

The flight was followed by a 30-month sea voyage in a 12-metre Cavalier yacht, which Mr Buxton said recreated Matthew Flinders epic journey around Australia’s coastline between 1801 and 1803.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Alzheimer’s Australia to fund dementia research.

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