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A memorial commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who discovered the Investigator Group of islands in 1802.
On Wednesday, April 28, the Flinders Memorial, which has been erected at the new jetty, Elliston, was unveiled by Mr. W. H. Schlink, grandson of an original settler on Flinders Island. The ceremony commenced with the Elliston school children, under the direction of their teacher, Mr. Baum, saluting the flag, and singing the National Anthem and Song of Australia. Introduced by Mr. G. D. Perrin (district clerk), Mr. Michael Kenny (chairman of the Elliston District Council) gave an address on Captain Matthew Flinders.
Port Lincoln Times (SA), 6 May 1948.
|Address:||Flinders Highway, Elliston, 5670|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.6367|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-February-1802|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-February-1802|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 28th April, 1948|
Matthew Flinders R.N. (1774-1814) Commander of H.M. Sloop "Investigator" between 10 and 13 February 1802 discovered and the Investigator Group including Pearson and Ward isles and Flinders Isle after relatives ; Waldegrave Isles after Admiral Lord Radstock and Topgallant Isles. Unveiled on Pioneers Day April 1948