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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.
|Address:||Esplanade, Fowlers Bay, 5690|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.990056|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-January-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-January-1802|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 11th October, 1948|
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