Matthew Flinders & Nicholas Baudin Print Page
Portrait busts commemorate the explorers Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders.
The greatest scientific expedition that the world had seen sailed from France in October 1800 with "Le Geographé" under the captaincy of Nicolas Baudin. It coincided with that of Matthew Flinders, who set out from England in Investigator in July, 1801. Both men were charged with the tasks of scientific and geographical exploration. Both were determined to map the Southern continent. Their voyages overlapped and they met in South Australia and both charted several of the same sections of coast, where many features still bear names bestowed by one or other of the expeditions.
|Address:||Royal Circus, Robe, 5276|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.162303|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Patricia Moseley|
Capt. Matthew Flinders, R.N. 1774 - 1814
Sub Lieutenant Nicolas Baudin 1754 - 1803
Sculptor Patricia Moseley FRSASA
Flinders & Baudin both engaged in scientific and survey work, had an unexpected meeting at Encounter Bay in 1802.
The islands visible to the north are named Baudin Rocks
Guichen Bay was also named after the French Admiral de Guichen