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A monument commemorates the site where Matthew Flinders took on fresh water for his sloop Norfolk.

Matthew Flinders came ashore in July 1799 to replenish water supplies and repair his sloop HMS Norfolk. He named it Shoal Bay which eventually became Yamba, 11 years after Port Phillip was established. He took sightings from Pilot Hill, but it was not until the 1830's that it was realised that the Clarence River's entrance was nearby.



Address:Harbour Street, across the road from the caravan park, Yamba, 2464
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.434167
Long: 153.361144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:11-July-1799
Actual Event End Date:11-July-1799


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th July, 1982
Front Inscription

Captain Matthew Flinders the first white man to land at Yamba 

Took on water at a spring in this vicinity for his sloop Norfolk on 11th July 1799.


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