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A monument commemorates the exploration voyage of Matthew Flinders in 1802.
A large crowd celebrated Pioneers' Day at Ceduna last week, when a plaque commemorating the arrival of Capt. Flinders was unveiled by Mrs. E. C. Lowe, one of the oldest pioneers in the district. Mrs. Lowe was introduced by Councillor E. C. Dahl, vice chairman of the District Council, who had charge of the proceedings.
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 6 May 1948.
|Address:||Poynton & McKenzie Streets, Ceduna, 5690|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.126081|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-January-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-February-1802|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||April-1948|
Matthew Flinders R. N.
(1774 - 1814)
Commander of H. M. Sloop " Investigator" between 31 January and 7 February 1802 named Point Bell after Hugh Bell Ships`s surgeon :
Point Peter and Denial Bay in allusion to St. Peter and the deceptive hope of penetrating into the interior :
St Peter and St Francis Isles the anglicized form of Dutch names of 1627 ; and many islands in Nuyts Archipelago.
Unveiled Pioneers Day April 1948