www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Matthew FlindersPrint Page Print this page

Matthew Flinders : 04-April-2013
Matthew Flinders : 04-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Branch Road, Flinders Peak, You Yangs National Park, Lara, 3212
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.951032
Long: 144.42495
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th April, 1912
Front Inscription

MATTHEW FLINDERS RN STOOD ON THIS ROCK TO SURVEY THE BAY MAY 1, 1802

NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION 1912

Source: MA,MED
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design