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22-March-2014
22-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates the area`s first contact with Europeans when Captain Matthew Flinders, Commander of His Majesty`s sloop Investigator, discovered and named the Gulf of St. Vincent on 30 March, 1802.

Location

Address:Wakefield Street, Behind RSL, Port Wakefield, 5550
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.184753
Long: 138.146139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:30-March-1802
Actual Event End Date:30-March-1802

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-1948
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders R.N.
(1774 - 1814)

Commander of H.M. Sloop "Investigator" discovered and on 30 March 1802 at the head of the Gulf named it Gulf of St. Vincent after Admiral Lord St Vincent (John Jervis). The same day he named Yorke Peninsula after the Rt. Hon. Charles Philip Yorke of the Admiralty. Flinders landed at the head of the Gulf and walked towards Hummock Mount.

Unveiled Pioneers Day April 1948.

Source: MA
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