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16-December-2020
16-December-2020

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren
The plaque commemorates the naming of Point Pearce by Matthew Flinders in 1802. The featture named by Flinders is now known as Wardang Island and the name of Point Pearce has been applied to a prominent point on the mainland. 

Several memorials and plaques to Matthew Flinders were unveiled in South Australia on Pioneers Day 1948 to perpetuate the memory of Matthew Flinders in South Australia. 

Location

Address:Victoria Terrace, Behind Anchor, Port Victoria, 5573
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.496121
Long: 137.483055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-1948
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders R.N.

(1774 - 1814)

Commander of H. M. Sloop "Investigator" on 18 March 1802 applied the name Point Pearce to an island-like point after an Admiralty official.

The feature named by Flinders is now known as Wardang Island.

The name Point Pearce being applied to the prominent point on the main land.

Unveiled Pioneers Day April 1948. 


 

Source: MA
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