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"Encounter" Re-enactment : 25-December-2012
"Encounter" Re-enactment : 25-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

A monument commemorates the re-enactment of the encounter between Matthew Flinders and Nicholas Baudin in 1802. The re-enactment was undertaken in 1986 as part of the celebration for the South Australia 150 year jubilee. 

Location

Address:Granite Island, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.562722
Long: 138.629919
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event STart Date:1986-10-18
Actual Event End Date:1986-10-18

Dedication

Front Inscription

`The Encounter`

On 8th April, 1802 Captain Matthew Flinders in "Investigator" and Captain Nicholas Baudin in "Le Geographe" met at a point approximately 24km south east of this island.

On Saturday 18th October, 1986 as part of South Australia`s Jubilee 150 celebrations a re-enactment of that meeting was conducted by ships of the British, French & Australian Navies.

Kim Bonython

Chairman

Jubilee 150 Board 

Back Inscription

Plaque 1 :

H.M.A.S. Flinders  Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Willis, R.A.N. 

Participated in Jubilee 150 celebrations off Granite Island 18th October, 1986

Plaque 2 :

H.M.S. Amazon  Commander John Lippiett, M.B.E. 

Participated in Jubilee 150 celebrations off Granite Island 18th October, 1986

Plaque 3 :

Commandant Blaison Le Capitaine de Fregate Pierre M. Burtschell

Participated in Jubilee 150 celebrations off Granite Island 18th October, 1986

Source: MA
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