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A plaque commemorates Lieutenant John Murray of the ship, "Lady Nelson" who landed here.
The newly-created Union Jack was raised for the first time in Australia at Point King, two kilometres west of present-day Sorrento, in 1802, to claim the land for Britain. This occurred during a 25-day exploration of Port Phillip Bay by Lieutenant Murray and party in the Lady Nelson
|Address:||Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, 3943|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.345659|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||March-1802|
|Approx. Event End Date:||March-1802|
Acting Lt. John Murray 1775-1807, Lady Nelson, Explorer