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Matthew Flinders : 12-March-2012
Matthew Flinders : 12-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A cairn with an arrow marks the route of Matthew Flinders on his way to the You Yangs. The cairn was originally unveiled in 1952.

The tablet on the cairn marks the relocation of the cairn on the 22nd March in 1974 at the Bi-centenary of Flinders birth.  A timber sign near the memorial indicates Flinders made the first survey of the district from Station Peak.
 

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Little River, 3211
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.001772
Long: 144.494358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:30-April-1802
Actual Event End Date:1-May-1802

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st May, 1952
Front Inscription

On 30 April, 1802 
MATTHEW FLINDERS, R.N. 
(1774 - 1814) 
Commander Of H.M.S. Investigator 
Crossed By Boat From Point Richards
And Camped Ten Or Twelve Furlongs
West Of Kirk`s Point. The Next Day With 
Three Of His Men He Tramped Along 
This Line To & From The You Yangs.
On 22 March, 1974 
This Tablet Was Unveiled By 
The Chairman Of The Country Roads Board, 
R. E. V. Donaldson Esq.
To Mark The Relocation Of This Cairn At
The Flinders Bi-Centenary

Back Inscription

Plaque:
On May 1st 1802 
MATTHEW FLINDERS 
Crossed Hereabout 
On His Way To View 
The Bay From Station Peak

Plaque:
Erected In Commemoration Of 
The Sesqui-Centenary.  
Unveiled By Cr. B. E. Purnell J. P. 
Mayor Of Geelong May 1st 1952 

Inscription in Proximity

This cairn commemorates the fact that 
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS R.N. 
made the first survey of this district 
from the  summit of the You Yangs, which 
he named STATION PEAK.  The arrow shows 
his party`s line of march from the Bay.

Source: MA,VMR
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