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A plaque on the Matthew Flinders monument commemorates the 200th anniversary of his expedition of 1802 when he circumnavigated Australia.


Address:Flinders Terrace & Stirling Road, Port Augusta, 5700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.491879
Long: 137.767279
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1802
Approx. Event End Date:2002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th March, 2002
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Flinders Plaque, Encounter 2002

This plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of Matthew Flinders`expedition in 1802 when he circumnavigated Australia.  In March 2002 the Port Augusta community celebrated Encounter 2002, recognising the coming together of three worlds, visions and cultures.

Encounter 2002 was so named because of the meeting of Matthew Flinders (British) and Nicholas Baudin (French) at Encounter Bay, and their contact with the Aboriginal people.

This plaque was unveiled by Lisette Flinders Petrie, a descendant of Matthew Flinders, the first explorer to sail to the head of Spencers Gulf.

9 March 2002

Source: MA
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