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Matthew Flinders
Matthew Flinders

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The monument commemorates explorer Matthew Flinders who was the first European to discover the Investigator Group of islands in 1802.

On Wednesday, April 28, the Flinders Memorial, which has been erected at the new jetty, Elliston, was unveiled by Mr. W. H. Schlink, grandson of an original settler on Flinders Island. The ceremony commenced with the Elliston school children, under the direction of their teacher, Mr. Baum, saluting the flag, and singing the National Anthem and Song of Australia. Introduced by Mr. G. D. Perrin (district clerk), Mr. Michael Kenny (chairman of the Elliston District Council) gave an address on Captain Matthew Flinders.
Port Lincoln Times (SA), 6 May 1948.


Address:Flinders Highway, Elliston, 5670
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.636801
Long: 134.882454
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:10-February-1802
Actual Event End Date:13-February-1802


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 28th April, 1948
Front Inscription

Matthew Flinders R.N.
( 1774 - 1814 )

Commander of H.M. Sloop "Investigator" 

Between 10 and 13 February 1802 discovered and named the Investigator Group including Pearson and Ward Isles and Flinders Isle after relatives; Waldegrave Isles after Admiral Lord Radstock and Topgallant Isles.

Unveiled on Pioneers Day April 1948

Source: MA
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