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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: -33.993751|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-January-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-January-1802|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||January-1974|
The Naming Of Lucky Bay
By Matthew Flinders Who Used
This Bay As A Safe Anchorage
On Saturday, January 9th 1802
Circumnavigation Of Australia
Erected by the Esperance Bay Historical Society