Tulka is a picturesque little bay on the southern end of Eyre Peninsula
where in 1802 Matthew Flinders put ashore in search of fresh water
Aboard the ship was his devoted black and white cat -Trim
fortunately - water was found!!
Some-where in Sydney there's a small bronze statue of Trim
with the following inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
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
Written by Matthew Flinders in memory of his cat
I thought all you cat lovers out there might like this snippet of trivia!!