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Matthew Flinders Memorial
Matthew Flinders Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The memorial commemorates the landing and naming of Redcliffe by Matthew Finders in 1799.

The area was first visited by Matthew Flinders in July 1799. He spent 15 days in Moreton Bay, landed and named Red Cliff Point on 17 July.


Address:75 ANZAC Avenue, Redcliffe Museum, Redcliffe, 4020
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.230502
Long: 153.111026
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Lieutenant Matthew Flinders,  in the sloop Norfolk, was the first English explorer to sail into Moreton Bay.

On 17 July 1799 he landed  at Woody Point and named  the area Red cliff Point, after the iron-rich red soil cliffs that were visible from the water.

Source: MA
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