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William Bowen : 29-September-2011
William Bowen : 29-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates Chief Officer, William Bowen of the Lady Nelson, the first European man to enter Port Phillip. The cairn was unveiled during the opening of the Arthurs Seat Road in 1929. 

On 14 December 1929, a new tourist road was officially opened from Dromana to the summit of Arthurs Seat. Five plaques were unveiled - at Bowen's Point (145 metres), Franklin Point (195 metres), Murray's  Lookout (247 metres), Chapman's Point (271 metres) and the summit (305 metres).

 

Location

Address:Arthurs Seat Road, Bowen`s Point, Arthurs Seat , 3936
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.348028
Long: 144.949789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:04-February-1802
Actual Event End Date:04-February-1802

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th December, 1929
Front Inscription

Bowen`s Point 

To commemorate Chief Officer Bowen of the Lady Nelson,

First white man to enter Port Phillip on 4th February 1802.

Presented By J. H. King Esq.

14/12/1929

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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