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A plaque commemorates the naming of the cove by Matthew Flinders. The plaque is a replica of a copper plate that Matthew Flinders left on a post to record an accident which took the lives of eight crewmen.

His Majesty`s Ship, `Investigator`, with Matthew Flinders as Commander, anchored at Memory Cove in February 1802.  Mr John Thistle, the Master, Mr William Taylor, Midshipman, and six of the crew were unfortunately drowned nearby when their boat capsized. The wreck of the boat was found but their bodies were not recovered.

Location

Address:Lincoln National Park, Memory Cove, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.959722
Long: 135.988889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:22-February-1802
Actual Event End Date:22-February-1802

Dedication

Front Inscription

MEMORY COVE
H.M.S. INVESTIGATOR M Flinders Com
Anchored here Feb.22 1802
Mr John Thistle Master
Wiiliam Taylor midn and six able seamen were unfortunately lost in Thorny Passage from being upset in a sudden squall.The boat was found but the bodies were not recovered.
NAUTICI CAVETTE

Source: MA
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