Matthew Flinders Monument
and Orientation Table
Schnapper Point Mornington

Located on Schnapper Point Mornington is an imposing monument and also an orientation table, each unveiled on different occasions and dedicated to Matthew Flinders. During his short time in Port Phillip Bay, Matthew Flinders travelled to Schnapper Point, then crossed the bay to explore the Western side.

MATTHEW FLINDERS

NAVIGATOR

1774 - 1814

COMMANDER OF HMS INVESTIGATOR 334 TONS
ENTERED THE HEADS 26 APRIL 1802
LANDED NEAR MORNINGTON 28 APRIL 1802

THIS MONUMENT WAS
THE BEQUEST OF CR. FREDERICK MURRAY LINLEY
WAS ERECTED BY
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
28 APRIL 1952

An orientation table is located nearby with the following text in the centre.
TO MARK THE
BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE HON. SIR HENRY WINNEKE,
K.C.M.G., O.B.E., Q.C.
LIEUT. - GOVERNOR & CHIEF JUSTICE
OF VICTORIA
ON 17TH MARCH, 1974.