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05-July-2017 (Ingrid Novosel)
05-July-2017 (Ingrid Novosel)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Ingrid Novosel

Two anchors with a plaque commemorate the naming of Indented Head by Flinders and the site of Matthew Flinders camp in 1802. The monument was unveiled in 1974 during the celebrations to commemorate the bicentenary of Flinders birth in 1774. 

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Portarlington, 3223
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.112689
Long: 144.666647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:29-April-1802
Actual Event End Date:01-May-1802

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th March, 1974
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,VMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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