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26-March-2014
26-March-2014

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The obelisk commemorates Matthew Flinders.  It was erected by his nephew Sir John Franklin, who was a midshipman in Investigator when Flinders discovered Port Lincoln in 1802.

The builder was Samuel Lewis who also built Light`s monument. The building stone was brought from Tasmania and a team of bullocks and sledge were used to haul the materials to the site. The obelisk was restored and faced with marble in 1867.  The original marble inscription is now in the Adelaide Museum.  The bronze plate on the obelisk was unveiled in 1934.

On March 8 the Governor will unveil a bronze plate in the obelisk at the top of Stamford Hill. It was from there that Matthew Flinders made the first survey of Port Lincoln Harbour.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 23 February 1934.

 

Location

Address:Via Proper Bay Road, Lincoln National Park, Stamford Hill, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.764441
Long: 135.952046
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Monument Manufacturer:Samuel Lewis

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1844
Front Inscription

This Place From
Which The Gulf And Its
Shores Were First Surveyed
On 26. Feb. 1802 By
Matthew Flinders, R. N.
Commander Of H.M.S. Investigator
The Discoverer Of The Country
Now Called South Australia
   Was Set Apart
On 12. Jan. 1841
With The Sanction Of
Lt. Col. Gawler, K.H.
Then Governor Of The Colony
And In The First Year Of The
Government Of Capt. G. Grey,
Adorned With This Monument
To The Perpetual Memory
Of The Illustrious Navigator
His Honored Commander
      By
John Franklin, Capt. R. N.  
K.C.H. K.R.  
Lt. Governor Of
Van Diemen`s Land.
Original Marble Tablet In S.A. Museum.
This Plate, Publicly Subscribed, Was Unveiled By
Sir Alexr Hore-Ruthven, V.C., K.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O.
Governor of S.A. 8 March 1934

Source: MA,SAM
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