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Matthew Flinders
Matthew Flinders

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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.

Location

Address:Station Lake Road & Forest Road North, near Flinders Avenue, Lara, 3212
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.022757
Long: 144.396554
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 14th October, 1938
Front Inscription

WE WILL HONOUR 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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