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A bronze plaque commemorates the European discovery of the Yarra River by Charles Grimes in February 1803.

The plaque was erected by the Country Roads Board and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Grimes set sail from Sydney on 29 November 1802 in the Cumberland (a schooner of 29 tons built in Sydney) with Lieutenant Charles Robbins, James Flemming (botanist) and a supporting party. In February 1803 the Grimes party explored the lower reaches of the "saltwater and freshwater rivers" (the Maribyrnong and Yarra) around the present day location of Melbourne.

Location

Address:Docklands Highway, Charles Grimes Bridge, South Wharf, 3006
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.824501
Long: 144.948431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:02-February-1803
Actual Event End Date:02-February-1803

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd February, 1983
Source: VMR,MA
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