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Bicentenary of First Europeans : 06-October-2012
Bicentenary of First Europeans : 06-October-2012

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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
Long: 144.620186
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:31-January-1802
Actual Event End Date:31-January-2002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd March, 2002
Front Inscription

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  

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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