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A monument commemorates the Bicentenary of the first Europeans to enter Port Phillip in 1802.
|Address:||Springs Beach, Point Lonsdale, 3225|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.276122|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||31-January-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-January-2002|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 2nd March, 2002|
The Wathaurong people were part of the Kulin who lived in the Port Phillip area for over 40,000 years.
On 31 January 1802 First Mate William Bowen and five men in the launch of HMS Lady Nelson were the first recorded Europeans to enter Port Phillip Bay.
This plaque has been placed in recognition of the bicentenary of this event by the Borough of Queenscliffe, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Inc, Queenscliffe Historical Museum Inc,
14. 2. 02 - Bicentenary of the British discovery of Port Phillip
3 February, 2002