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Matthew Flinders Plaque
Matthew Flinders Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who named Streaky Bay in 1802.

In 1802 Matthew Flinders named Streaky Bay whilst on his voyage in the Investigator. In his log of 5 February 1802, he describes:
"And the water was much discoloured in Streaks... and I called it Streaky Bay"

It is now known  these streaks are caused by the release of oils by certain species of seaweed in the bay.

Location

Address:Alfred Terrace & Bay Road, Streaky Bay, 5680
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.795961
Long: 134.211094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th May, 1948
Source: MA, SAM
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