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The monument commemorates the exploration of the Robe coastline by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin, and Robe's ongoing maritime tradition.

The base of the monument is the exact size of the Obelisk where there is a viewing platform to the Obelisk, Doorway Rock and to the sea.  The stainless steel panel on the back of the door is etched with the original maps of Robe`s coast drawn by Matthew Flinderrs and Nicolas Baudin.

The four sided mast is engraved with the names of all boats that were fishing from Robe in 2002, and the French and English names for Robe`s coastal area.  


Address:Obelisk Road, Cape Dombey, Robe, 5276
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.156334
Long: 139.745881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Designer:Robert Spooner


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th April, 2002
Front Inscription

District Council of

The Encounter Signal

The Encounter Signal is a modern sculpture constructed
for Robe`s Encounter 2002 celebrations to pay tribute to
Robe`s ongoing maritime tradition and the exploration of
Robe`s coast by English Captain Matthew Flinders and
French explorer Nicolas Baudin. The sculpture was designed
by Robert Spooner.

The Encounter Signal was opened by Her Excellency
Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE Governor of South
Australia on 13 April 2002.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au