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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.

 

Location

Address:Harbour Street, across the road from the caravan park, Yamba, 2464
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.434167
Long: 153.361144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:11-July-1799
Actual Event End Date:11-July-1799

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th July, 1982
Front Inscription
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS
the first white man to land at Yamba
took on water at a spring in
this vicinity for his Sloop Norfolk
on 11th July 1799.
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