Bicentenary of the Entry to Sandy StraitsPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the entry of Matthew Flinders sailing in H.M.S. Norfolk into Sandy Straits in August 1799.
|Address:||Dayman Street, Dayman Park, Matthew Flinders & Joseph Dayman monument, Urangan, 4655|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.289237|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-August-1799|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-August-1999|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 7th August, 1999|
This plaque commemorates the bicentenary and re-enactment of the entry to the Sandy Straits by "The Norfolk"
Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term Terra Australis it would have been to convert it to Australia
Officially unveiled by :
Cr. W. Brennan, Mayor, City of Hervey Bay
Cr. A. J. Brown, Mayor, City of Maryborough
Saturday 7th August 1999
Donated by Walkers Pty Ltd