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A monument commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who landed in the area in 1799.

Location

Address:Toorbul Street & South Esplanade , APEX Park, Bongaree, 4507
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.085278
Long: 153.159167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1799
Approx. Event End Date:1799

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th November, 1979
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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