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Matthew Flinders
Matthew Flinders

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Cairn commemorates the pioneers of Lara. The cairn was unveiled in 1938 by the Minister for Water Supply, Mr Old.

A further plaque honours Matthew Flinders for whom the road here was renamed Flinders Avenue in 1974, the bicentenary of his birth.


Address:Station Lake Road & Forest Road North, near Flinders Avenue, Lara, 3212
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.022757
Long: 144.396554
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th October, 1938
Front Inscription

We will honor the pioneers October 1938

Left Side Inscription

(Plaque) Shire of Corio Flinders Avenue. To perpetuate the memory of Matthew Flinders, R.N. Explorer of this area, this road was renamed Flinders Avenue by Cr. J. Deppeler, Shire President on 22nd March, 1974, the occasion of the Bi-Centenary celebrations (1774 - 1974)

Source: MA,VMR
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