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Matthew Flinders : 10-March-2008
Matthew Flinders : 10-March-2008

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Ingrid Novosel

Two anchors with a plaque marking the site of Flinders camp in April and May 1802, and commemorating the naming of Indented Head

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:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
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
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