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1934 : (B-9278 : State Library of South Australia)
1934 : (B-9278 : State Library of South Australia)

The plaque commemorates the naming of the cove by Matthew Flinders. The plaque is a replica of a copper plate that Matthew Flinders left on a post to record an accident which took the lives of eight crewmen.

His Majesty`s Ship, `Investigator`, with Matthew Flinders as Commander, anchored at Memory Cove in February 1802.  Mr John Thistle, the Master, Mr William Taylor, Midshipman, and six of the crew were unfortunately drowned nearby when their boat capsized. The wreck of the boat was found but their bodies were not recovered.

Location

Address:Lincoln National Park, Memory Cove Track, Memory Cove, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.959722
Long: 135.988889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:22-February-1802
Actual Event End Date:22-February-1802

Dedication

Front Inscription

Memory Cove

H.M.S. Investigator, M. Flinders Comr.
Anchored here Feby. 22nd 1802.

Mr John Thistle Master
Wiiliam Taylor midn and six of the crew were modst unfortunately drownedf near this place from being upset in a boat.

The wreck of the boat was found but their bodies were not recovered.

"Nautici Cavete"

 

Source: MA
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