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Bass + Flinders Point Plaque
Bass + Flinders Point Plaque

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque, unveiled after landscaping upgrading work at Bass & Flinders Point, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the journey of George Bass and Matthew Flinders into Port Hacking in 1796. 


Address:Gowrie Street & The Esplanade, Bass & Flinders Point, Cronulla , 2230
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.072928
Long: 151.153475
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1796
Approx. Event End Date:1996


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th March, 1996
Front Inscription

The official opening of the landscape upgrading work 
to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the journey 
of Bass & Flinders into the Port Hacking took place 
             on 30 March 1996
               In the presence of 

   Councillor Lorraine Rodden 
Mayor, Sutherland Shire Council
The funds for this project were provided equally by
The NSW Department of Planning and Urban Affairs  
and Sutherland Shire Council 

D.V.Abbott  Director/Engineering

Source: MA
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