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Bronze plaque unveiled 2 February 1983 to commemorate the discovery of the Yarra River by Charles Grimes, 2 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.


Address:Docklands Highway, Charles Grimes Bridge, South Wharf, 3006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.824501
Long: 144.948431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:02-February-1803
Actual Event End Date:02-February-1803
Source: VMR,MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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