Saturday, 12 March 2016

Matthew Flinders Monument Bribie

The following information and photos are sourced from Monument Australia


Matthew Flinders Monument, Apex Park, Bongaree

Description: 
Monument to explorer Matthew Flinders who landed in the area in 1799.

Front Inscription: 
Lt. Matthew Flinders entered Glasshouse Bay (now Moreton Bay) in H.M. Sloop "Norfolk"- and explored the bay and its environs in July, 1799. Pt. Skirmish was the name Flinders gave to a low sandy point on the Eastern side of the inlet to the Pumicestone River (Pumicestone Passage) where Flinders and his crew had a minor skirmish with the local Aboriginals.  

The erection of this monument is a result of a generous donation from Mr Douglas Jolly of Brisbane. 4th November, 1979.














Acknowledgements:
The above photographs by Diane Watson were supplied to Monument Australia.

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