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Matthew Flinders Plaque
Matthew Flinders Plaque
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Plaque on monument commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who named Streaky Bay in 1802.

In 1802 Matthew Flinders named Streaky Bay whilst on his voyage in the Investigator. In his log of 5 February 1802, he describes:
"And the water was much discoloured in Streaks... and I called it Streaky Bay"

It is now known  these streaks are caused by the release of oils by certain species of seaweed in the bay.

Location

Address:Alfred Terrace & Bay Road, Streaky Bay, 5680
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.795961
Long: 134.211094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th May, 1948
Source: MA, SAM
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