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A plaque commemorates the entry of Matthew Flinders sailing in H.M.S. Norfolk into Sandy Straits in August 1799.

 

Location

Address:Dayman Street, Dayman Park, Matthew Flinders & Joseph Dayman monument, Urangan, 4655
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.289237
Long: 152.907891
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:07-August-1799
Actual Event End Date:07-August-1999

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th August, 1999
Front Inscription

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

Matthew Flinders

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

 

Source: MA
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