Matthew Flinders Cairn:
The Matthew Flinders Cairn is located on the upper slopes of Arthurs Seat a short distance below Chapman's Point. There are two plaques on the East side of the cairn as shown below. A third plaque is located on the adjacent stone wall and indicates points which were visible to Flinders during his survey.
MATTHEW FLINDERS RN
STOOD ON THIS MOUNT
NAMED ARTHURS SEAT BY LIEUT MURRAY
WHO DISCOVERED THE BAY
JAN 5TH 1802
FRANKLIN VERIFIED THIS
SPOT IN 1844
DROMANA PROGRESS
ASSOCIATION 1914

The second plaque is located below:
THE ABOVE PLAQUE IS A
REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL
REPLACING IT IN MARCH 1974
THE BI-CENTENARY OF THE
BIRTH OF MATTHEW FLINDERS

The third plaque is located on the adjacent wall:
THIS PLAQUE
INDICATING POINTS VISIBLE
TO CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS
FROM THIS LOCATION DURING
HIS SURVEY OF PORT PHILLIP
BAY IN APRIL 1802 WAS
UNVEILED BY HIS EXCELLENCY
MAJOR GENERAL SIR ROHAN
DELACOMBE, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., K.B.E.,
C.B., D.S.O. Kt. J., GOVERNOR OF
VICTORIA ON MARCH 16TH 1974

Arrows indicate directions of :

WHITE CLIFFS
PORT PHILLIP HEADS
STATION PEAK
INDENTED HEAD
MOUNT MACEDON
MARTHA POINT
SCHNAPPER POINT
MOUNT DANDENONG