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An obelisk commemorates the centenary of the Matthew Flinders` landing and naming of Kangaroo Island in 1802.
On March 22, 1902, the members of the district unveiled an obelisk erected by the residents of Kingscote, marking the centenary, and in honour of the great navigator. The obelisk overlooks Nepean Bay, where Flinders in the Investigator, lay at anchor.
The Register (Adelaide), 23 March 1910.
|Address:||ANZAC Drive, Memorial Park , Kingscote, 5223|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.65482|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||22-March-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||22-March-1902|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 22nd March, 1902|
Erected to the memory of Captain Matthew Flinders who, sailing in H.M.S. Investigator landed upon and named Kangaroo Island on the 22nd March 1802
Unveiled on the 22nd March 1902.