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Flagpole Plaque: 01-May-2017
Flagpole Plaque: 01-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The statue of Matthew Flinders was commissioned by the Shire of Mornington in 1987 to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary in 1988. 

A plaque relating to the sculpture is located on the base of the flagpole in the park. 


Address:Esplanade & Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington Park, Mornington, 3931
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.215469
Long: 145.034321
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988
Designer:Marc Clark


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1988
Front Inscription

1788 - 1988

Matthew Flinders 
Navigator & explorer 1774 -1814

Dedicated by Cr. William Hanson J.P. to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary
26th January, 1988

"The adventurous spirit of Matthew Flinders lives on in the hearts of all Australians"

Project funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Shire of Mornington 

Sculptor: Marc Clark 


Inscription in Proximity


The Matthew Flinders sculpture was commissioned by the Shire of Mornington in commemoration of the Australia Bicentenary in this Muncipality.

Sculpted by Mark Clark during 1987 and cast in bronze.  It is the first significant work of sculpture to enhance the parklands of the Shire of Mornington.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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