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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.
|Address:||Alfred Terrace & Bay Road, Streaky Bay, 5680|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.795961|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 20th May, 1948|