Matthew Flinders ExpeditionPrint Page Print this page

Matthew Flinders : 04-April-2013
Matthew Flinders : 04-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Bronze plaque affixed to a granite tor on the top of Flinders Peak commemorates Matthew Flinders who climbed the highest point of the You Yangs, now named in his honour, in 1802 and charted Port Phillip Bay. The peak was originally named by Flinders as Station Peak. 

Matthew Flinders was recognised in his time as one of the world`s best navigators and hydrographers.  He was first to correct the nautical compass for errors. 

Unveiled by His Excellency, Sir John Fuller, Governor of Victoria, it records the ascent of the You Yangs.



Address:Flinders Peak Walk via Turntable Drive Car Park, Flinders Peak, You Yangs National Park, Lara, 3212
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.951032
Long: 144.42495
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:01-May-1802
Actual Event End Date:01-May-1802


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th April, 1912
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders RN stood on this rock to survey the bay

May 1, 1802

National Parks Association


Source: MA,MED
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design