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A plaque commemorates an act of kindness by local Aboriginal people to explorer Matthew Flinders.

Flinders was charting the Queensland coast in two vessels when they ran aground on Wreck Reef, off North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay, in August 1803. The captain and some crew members set off for Sydney Cove to secure help for the remainder of the crew. It was while at shore in search of fresh water, local Aboriginal people helped them locate a spring to fill their barrels.


Address:Hopewell Street, Cylinder Headland, Point Lookout, 4183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.424431
Long: 153.535015
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st August, 2003
Source: MA
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