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09-May-2017
09-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Plaque on base of the flagpole in the park commemorates Matthew Flinders who landed at Birdrock Beach on 29th April 1802 and carried his survey instruments to Schnapper Point and made his first survey of Port Phillip Bay. 

 

Location

Address:Esplanade & Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington Park Flagpole, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.216089
Long: 145.035533
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Front Inscription
MATTHEW FLINDERS 
NAVIGATOR
1774 - 1814 

LANDED AT BIRDROCK BEACH APRIL 29TH. 1802,
THEN CARRIED HIS SURVEY INSTRUMENTS TO 
SCHNAPPER POINT, MORNINGTON AND MADE HIS
FIRST SURVEY OF PORT PHILLIP BAY.

 
Source: VMR, RHSV, MA
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