02 Dec

The photo below was taken at a location where one of Errol’s relatives had a prominent connection. In fact, a geological feature there is named after one of Errol’s relatives.

Where is this location? Who was the relative? What feature is named after Errol’s relative, and why??

1. It is enormously expensive to visit.
2. Very few people have ever been there.
3. It is a site of rare and spectacular beauty.
4. It’s the most remote location on Earth named after a relative of Errol’s.

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    December 3, 2017 at 12:46 am

    1) No, those are not Northern Lights, but they are aurora.

    2) Tasmania is involved, though it’s a very long way from where Errol was born.

    3) These guys really like it there:…


  2. tassie devil

    December 3, 2017 at 1:17 am

    It is Flynn,s Tarn and you can see the aurora australis from here due to the lack of any light other than star lights . It is situated south of Cradle Mountain in the highlands of Tasmania. And it is named for TT Flynn and extremely difficult to get there. Genene and Steve

  3. tassie devil

    December 3, 2017 at 1:43 am

    is it on macqurie island

    • Gentleman Tim

      December 3, 2017 at 2:44 am

      Fantaztic, tassie devil. Flynn Lake, south/southeast of Mt. Waite, on Macquerie Island, as seen in yellow print on the map below. Named after Professor Flynn, in honor of his pioneering scientific work for the University of Tasmania, including his early exploratory journey on the Aurora to Macquerie Island in 1912.


      • tassie devil

        December 3, 2017 at 3:15 am

        Sorry Tim but our response was the Flynn tarn which is located on the island of Tasmania. Then we noticed the picture of the penguin and thought that it may be Macquarie Island and that our answer was incorrect due to the clues which we did not look at until we answered. We did know of TT’s adventures to the Antarctic but was not aware of the feature named after him down there.
        How many people were aware of these two features named after TT?
        In Tasmania TT has more named after him than Errol. As mentioned there is Flynn Tarn and Errol has the reserve which we fought to get named. It is at the beach where his mother taught him to swim and is a leash free dog area, which Errol would love.
        Can anyone tell us which other feature is named after TT??

        • Gentleman Tim

          December 3, 2017 at 5:05 am

          Thank you for fighting on behalf of Errol and all his fans, Genene and Steve!!!! What a wonderful honor and achievement it is having the Errol Flynn Reserve at the very site of Errol’s youth and earliest adventures.


          [One could say The Beatles had their One After 909, but were were one-upped by Errol with his One Before 909.]


        • Gentleman Tim

          December 3, 2017 at 5:21 am

          P.S. I don’t know the other feature named after T.T.

          …. But this beautiful woman looks very familiar! I heard you guys showed her a Flynntastic time down in Tasmania!