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15-November-2014
15-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole
A monument commemorates the first mainland survey undertaken by Colonel William Light in September 1836.

Location

Address:2 Park Avenue, Second Valley Caravan Park, Second Valley, 5204
State:SA
Area:AUUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.573695
Long: 138.218676
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:08-September-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1928
Front Inscription

This memorial erected in 1928 by residents commemorates the first mainland survey of Colonel William Light Surveyor-General who landed from his vessel Rapid on September 8th 1835 and surveyed and named this valley.

The stone inscribed W. L. 1836 is a relic of that survey.

Right Side Inscription

Matthew Flinders R. N. 
( 1774 - 1814 )

Commander of H.M. Sloop "Investigator" discovered and on 23 March 1802 when on Kangaroo Island named Cape Jervis after John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent , First Lord of the Admirality.

Unveiled Pioneers Day April 1948.

Source: MA
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