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Monument commemorates the naming of Lucky Bay by Matthew Flinders in 1802.
In January 1802, Matthew Flinders passed through the Recherche Archipelago and found himself surrounded by islands and reefs. With the light fading he made the decision to head for the mainland in the hopes of finding safe anchorage and this he did, naming the place Lucky Bay.
|Address:||Lucky Bay Road, Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand, 6450|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.994265|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-January-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-January-1802|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||December, 1973|
To commemorate the naming of Lucky Bay by Matthew Flinders who used this bay as a safe anchorage on Saturday, January 9th 1802 during his circumnavigation of Australia.
Erected by the Esperance Bay Historical Society January 1974