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Flinders & Batman : December 2013
Flinders & Batman : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Nancy Alford

A monument commemorates the landing of Matthew Flinders in 1802 and John Batman in 1835


Address:The Esplanade, Batman Head, Indented Head, 3223
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.147509
Long: 144.718291
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Manufacturer:Herbert Hague Lewis


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 29th May, 1935
Front Inscription

Plaque :

John Batman founder of Melbourne formed a base here Indented Head on 29th May 1835.

Matthew Flinders landed here on 1802 and crossed to the You Yangs.

B.P.D. League Centenary celebrated May 29th 1935

Plaque :

This tablet commemorating the 150th anniversary of John Batman`s landing at Indented Head, May 29, 1835 was unveiled by Hon. N. Trezise on May 26, 1985 Cr. Gwynneth Maddision President Shire of Bellarine

Inscription in Proximity

This monument was built by Herbert Hague Lewis in 1935

Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management 2013

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