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Monument at Franklin Point commemorates Sir John Franklin who climbed the mountain in 1802 when he was with Flinders and also a visit he made 1844.
Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN (16 April 1786 – 11 June 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin also served as Governor of Tasmania for several years. He disappeared on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic.
He served as a midshipman under Matthew Flinders, his uncle by marriage, in the Investigator, during its voyage of discovery in New Holland in 1801-04 and said later that this voyage kindled his lifelong passion for exploration.
Shortly after leaving his post as Governor of Tasmania Franklin revisited the cairn on Arthur's Seat, that he had visited as a midshipman with Captain Matthew Flinders in April 1802.
|Address:||Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat, 3936|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.350639|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1802|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1844|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 14th December, 1929|
To commemorate Sir John Franklin who ascended this mountain in 1802 and 1844
Presented by A. V. SHaw, Esq. 14/12/1929