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A monument tcommemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who landed in the area in 1799.
|Address:||Toorbul Street & South Esplanade , Apex Park, Bongaree, 4507|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.085278|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1799|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1799|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 4th November, 1979|
Lt. Matthew Flinders entered Glass House Bay (now Moreton Bay) in H.M. Sloop "Norfolk" and explored the bay and its environs in July, 1799.
Point Skirmish was the name Flinders gave to a low sandy point on the Eastern side of the inlet to the "Pumistone River" (Pumistone Passage) where Flinders and his crew had a minor skirmish with the local Aboriginals.
The erection of this monument is a result of a generous donation from Mr Douglas Jolly of Brisbane.
4th November, 1979.