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1950 : State Library of South Australia - B-13239
1950 : State Library of South Australia - B-13239

The obelisk was erected in memory of Matthew Flinders and commemorates the centenary of his landing and naming of Kangaroo Island in 1802.

On March 22, 1902, the members of the district unveiled an obelisk erected by the residents of Kingscote, marking the centenary, and in honour of the great navigator. The obelisk overlooks Nepean Bay, where Flinders in the Investigator, lay at anchor.
The Register (Adelaide), 23 March 1910.

Location

Address:ANZAC Drive, Memorial Park , Kingscote, 5223
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.65482
Long: 137.642037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:22-March-1802
Actual Event End Date:22-March-1902

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd March, 1902
Front Inscription

                ERECTED
          To The Memory Of
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS
Who, Sailing In H.M.S. Investigator
Landed Upon And Named Kangaroo
Island On The 22nd March 1802

                 Unveiled
       On The 22nd March 1902.

Source: MA
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