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30-March-2014
30-March-2014

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A monument commemorates the arrival of Matthew Flinders who was the commander of His Majesty`s sloop "Investigator". In January 1802, he named Fowlers Bay and Point Fowler after his First Lieutenant Robert Fowler (later Admiral).

The monument was constructed in 1948 by Walter Fox of Coorabie.

Location

Address:Esplanade, Fowlers Bay, 5690
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.990056
Long: 132.43766
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:28-January-1802
Actual Event End Date:28-January-1802

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th October, 1948
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders R. N. (1774 - 1814)

Commander of H M Sloop "Investigator" on 28 January 1802 named Fowlers Bay and Point Fowler after his First Lieutenant Robert Fowler and Cape Nuyts after Pieter Nuyts of the "Gulden Zeepaard".

The coast line was discovered by Nuyts in 1627

Unveiled 11th October 1948

Source: MA
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