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06-May-2021
06-May-2021
Photographs supplied by Maureen Aquila

The plaque commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders, who was the first European to explore in this area in 1802. The inscription on the plaque states that it was unveiled on Pioneers Day in April 1948 but the plaque was unveiled on the institute building in June 1948. 

 

Location

Address:Main & Third Streets, Franklin Harbour Institute , Cowell, 5602
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.684105
Long: 136.926085
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event Start Date:08-March-1802
Actual Event End Date:08-March-1802

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th June, 1948
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders R.N.
( 1774 - 1814 )

Commander of H.M. Sloop "Investigator" 

On 8 March 1802 discovered and named Elbow Hill and recorded a lagoon visible from the masthead.

In April 1840 Governor Col. Geo. Gawler when in the District applied the names Lakes Flinders and Franklin Harbour after officers of the "Investigator."

Unveiled on Pioneers Day April 1948

Source: MA
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