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Flinders Closeup / March 2013
Flinders Closeup / March 2013

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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