Matthew Flinders Monument, Robe, South Australia

Matthew Flinders Monument, Robe, South Australia

Matthew Flinders Monument, Robe, South Australia

Near the Lake Butler Boat Haven in Robe there is a very special monument. This commemorates the time when explorer Matthew Flinders passed by this point while exploring the coastline of South Australia in 1802.

The photo below shows the plaque in more detail. (Click in the photo to enlarge the image).

Matthew Flinders Monument, Robe, South Australia

Matthew Flinders Monument, Robe, South Australia

Across the road from this monument is another special plaque. It commemorates the landing of thousands of Chinese immigrants who passed through the port of Robe on their way overland from Robe to the Victorian gold-fields in the 1850s.

Chinese Memorial, Robe, South Australia

Chinese Memorial, Robe, South Australia

 

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