200th Anniversary of the Matthew Flinders ExpeditionPrint Page
|Address:||Flinders Terrace & Stirling Road, Port Augusta, 5700|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.491879|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1802|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2002|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 9th March, 2002|
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