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The meeting of Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin at Encounter Bay in April, 1802
Thu 18 Apr, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This address will be given by Dr Robert Pearce, Vice President of the WA Chapter.
The location of this historic encounter is Encounter Bay which is a bay in South Australia located on the state’s south central coast about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide. It was named by Matthew Flinders after his encounter on 8 April 1802 with Nicolas Baudin, the commander of the Baudin expedition of 1800–03. It is the site of both the mouth of the River Murray and the regional city of Victor Harbor. It is one of four ‘historic bays’ located on the South Australian coast.
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