British Discovery of Port Phillip Print Page
Commemorates the bicentenary of the British Discovery of Port Phillip in 1802
|Address:||Point Nepean Road, W E Newton Reserve, Portsea, 3941|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.319408|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-February-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-February-1802|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 14th February, 2002|
The people of the Kulin lived in the Port Phillip area for thousands of years.
Acting Lieutenant John Murray, Commander of HMS Lady Nelson, the first recorded European sjip tp enter the bay, landed of 14 February 1802 and walked out from here to the high dunes.
The entrance to Port Phillip was sighted from Lady Nelson on 4 January 1802 but the ship did not attempt entry of the heads until 14 February following a survey by the First Mate, WIlliam Bowen and his party in the ship`s launch beginning 31 Janaury.
Murray named Point Nepean and Arthurs Seat at this time.
This plaque was unveiled on 14 February, 2002 to commemorate the bicentenary of th eevent
Nepean Historical Society Mornington Shire Peninsula
14 02 02 - Bicentenary of the British Discovery of Port Phillip