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31-August-2020
31-August-2020

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The Robert Brown Lookout, erected over a trigonometrical station, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the ascent of Mount Brown, by naturalist Robert Brown with a party of others from Matthew Flinders' Investigator which was anchored in Spencer Gulf, on 10 March 1802.

It was erected as part of Encounter 2002, the Flinders and Baudin encounter bicentenary celebrations in South Australia. 

Robert Brown (1773 -1858), a botanist, collected, studied and classified thousands of plant flora he collected from the Flinders expedition to Australia in 1801 – 1805. He described Brownian motion, the movement of small particles in solution, which is named after him and he described and named the plant cell nuclei. He was the first to recognize the difference between gymnosperms (conifers) and angiosperms (flowering plants).

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Location

Address:Richman Valley Road, Mount Brown Summit, Mount Brown Conservation Park, Quorn, 5433
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.503793
Long: 138.005341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:10-March-1802
Actual Event End Date:10-March-1802
Link:http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2002
Front Inscription

Robert Brown 
  Lookout 

commemorating the 200th anniversary of 
the ascent of this hill by Robert Brown 
naturalist to Matthew Flinders 
Investigator 10 March 1802

Source: MA, ADB
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