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Two anchors with a plaque marking the site of Flinders camp in April and May 1802, and commemorating the naming of Indented Head
|Address:||The Esplanade, Portarlington, 3223|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.112689|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-April-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-May-1802|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th March, 1974|
Matthew Flinders, R.N. (1774 - 1814) Commander of H.M.S. Investigator named this coast Indented Head & camped on it with a boat`s crew for the nights of 29 April & 1 May 1802 before crossing the channel from Point Richards to ascend the You Yangs & after his party`s return.
This monument was unveiled by Cr. J. G. Davies, J.P., President, Shire of Bellarine, at the Flinders Bi-Centenary Celebrations 24 March 1974