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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).



Address:Richman Valley Road, Mount Brown Summit, Mount Brown Conservation Park, Quorn, 5433
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.503793
Long: 138.005341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:10-March-1802
Actual Event End Date:10-March-1802


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2002
Front Inscription

                   Robert Brown 

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

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