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Bronze plaque affixed to a granite tor on the top of Station Peak commemorates Matthew Flinders who climbed the highest point of the You Yangs, now named in his honour, in 1802 and chartered Port Phillip Bay.
Matthew Flinders was recognised in his time as one of the world`s best navigators and hydrographers. He was first to correct the nautical compass for errors.
Unveiled by His Excellency, Sir John Fuller, Governor of Victoria, it records the ascent of the You Yangs.
|Address:||Branch Road, Flinders Peak, You Yangs National Park, Lara, 3212|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.951032|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 19th April, 1912|
MATTHEW FLINDERS RN STOOD ON THIS ROCK TO SURVEY THE BAY MAY 1, 1802
NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION 1912