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Matthew Flinders : 12-March-2012
Matthew Flinders : 12-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The cairn with an arrow marks the route of Matthew Flinders took on his way to the You Yangs. 

The tablet on the cairn marks the relocation of the cairn on the 22nd March in 1974 at the Bi-centenary of Flinders birth.  A timber sign near the memorial indicates Flinders made the first survey of the district from Station Peak.


Address:Princes Highway, Little River, 3211
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.001772
Long: 144.494358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:30-April-1802
Actual Event End Date:1-May-1802


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st May, 1952
Front Inscription

On 30 April, 1802  Matthew Flinders, R.N.  (1774 - 1814)  Commander of H.M.S. Investigator crossed by boat grom Point Richards and camped ten or twelve furlongs west of Kirk`s Point.

The next day with three of his men he tramped along this line to & from the You Yangs.

On 22 March, 1974 this tablet was unveiled by the Chairman of the Country Roads Board,  R. E. V. Donaldson Esq.

To mark the relocation of this cairn at the Flinders Bi-Centenary

Back Inscription


On May 1st 1802 Matthew Flinders crossed hereabout on his way to view the bay from Station Peak


Erected in commemoration of the Sesqui-Centenary.  

Unveiled by Cr. B. E. Purnell J. P.  Mayor of Geelong

May 1st 1952 

Inscription in Proximity

This cairn commemorates the fact that Captain Matthew Flinders R.N. made the first survey of this district from the  summit of the You Yangs, which he named Station Peak.  

The arrow shows his party`s line of march from the Bay.

Source: MA,VMR
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