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Matthew Flinders Memorial
Matthew Flinders Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Arthur Garland

A monument commemorates the fact that Matthew Flinders commenced the mapping of the Australian coastline from a spot out to sea from Cape Leeuwin in December 1801.

Location

Address:Leeuwin Road, Point Matthew, Cape Leeuwin, 6290
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.367222
Long: 115.1475
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:06-December-1801

Dedication

Front Inscription

On 6 December 1801 Captain Matthew Flinders R.N. Commander of H.M.S. Investigator sighted Cape Leeuwin and commenced the mapping of the Australian coast.

This memorial was erected by the Augusta Branch of the Royal W.A. Historical Society.

Source: MA
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