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Monument commemorates the site where Flinders took on fresh water for his sloop Norfolk.
Matthew Flinders came ashore in July 1799 to replenish water supplies and repair his sloop HMS Norfolk. He named it Shoal Bay which eventually became Yamba, 11 years after Port Phillip was established. He took sightings from Pilot Hill, but it was not until the 1830's that it was realised that the Clarence River's entrance was nearby.
|Address:||Harbour Street, across the road from the caravan park, Yamba, 2464|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.434167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-July-1799|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-July-1799|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 11th July, 1982|
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS
took on water at a spring in
this vicinity for his Sloop Norfolk
on 11th July 1799.