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14-March-2019
14-March-2019

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The monument is a replica of `Frenchman`s Rock` that was inscribed by a French sailor of Baudin`s expedition while waiting for water casks to fill. 

It marks spot where French navigator Nicholas Baudin and the crew of "Le Geographe" found fresh water.   They had been told about a spring in the rocks by the explorer Matthew Flinders.

 

Location

Address:Frenchmans Terrace, Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, 5222
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.721719
Long: 137.946043
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1906
Front Inscription

Frenchman`s Rock

1803

This shelter was erected 

1906

By subscription subsidized by Government

Source: MA
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