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The bronze plaque commemorates the European discovery of the Yarra River by suveyor Charles Grimes in February 1803.

The plaque was erected by the Country Roads Board and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The bridge was renamed the Charles Grimes Bridge in 1983. 

Grimes set sail from Sydney on 29 November 1802 in the Cumberland (a schooner of 29 tons built in Sydney) with Lieutenant Charles Robbins, James Flemming (botanist) and a supporting party. In February 1803 the Grimes party explored the lower reaches of the "saltwater and freshwater rivers" (the Maribyrnong and Yarra) around the present day location of Melbourne.


Address:Docklands Highway (Wurundjeri Way), Charles Grimes Bridge, South Wharf, 3006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.824501
Long: 144.948431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:02-February-1803
Actual Event End Date:02-February-1803


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd February, 1983
Source: VMR,MA, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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