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Naming of Lucky Bay : 28-January-2013
Naming of Lucky Bay : 28-January-2013

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A 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.

 

 

Location

Address:Lucky Bay Road, Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand, 6450
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.993751
Long: 122.221173
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:09-January-1802
Actual Event End Date:09-January-1802

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:January-1974
Front Inscription

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

Janaury 1974

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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