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17-February-2016 (Neil Follett)
17-February-2016 (Neil Follett)

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A plaque commemorates the bi-centenary of the birth of the explorer, Matthew Flinders.

Matthew Flinders (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer in the Royal Navy, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent. In 1801 he was commissioned to chart the whole coastline of New Holland, and he specially noted the fertile land around Port Phillip, today's Melbourne.


Address:Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat Summit, Arthurs Seat, 3936
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.353563
Long: 144.950732
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:16-March-1774
Actual Event End Date:16-March-1974


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th March, 1974
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To mark the Bi-Centenary of the birth of Captain Matthew Flinders, explorer and navigator on March 16th, 1774.

This plaque was unveiled by the Hon. R. J. Hamer, E.D., M.P., Premier of Victoria on March 16th. 1974.

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