landing in the area by
Captain Matthew Flinders R.N.
on the 27th April, 1802. Appointed Lieutenant in command of the 339 tonne sloop HMS Investigator
he departed Spithead (England) on 18th July 1801 to explore and chart the
Southern shores of Terra Australis and to show the British flag to forestall
the French. Arriving off the South-West cape of New Holland on the 6th December 1801 and
charting the coastline Eastward, Matthew Flinders entered Port Phillip Bay at the
end of April, 1802. The Investigator anchored off Dromana from where he ascended
Arthurs Seat. His journey ended at The Heads Port Jackson on 8th May 1802.
Project funded jointly by Australian Bi-Centennial Authority, Shire of Flinders and Local Community Groups.
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