Prince Henry Gardens - Statue of Captain Matthew Flinders

Prince Henry Gardens - Statue of Captain Matthew Flinders

This statue was built to commemorate the life of Captain Matthew Flinders and in particular his extensive contribution to the exploration and mapping of a large section of South Australia's coastline in 1802. It was a belated memorial to a talented explorer and navigator whose detailed and meticulous work in exploring and mapping the 'unknown coast' between the head of the Great Australian Bight and the Murray Mouth has no equal in Australia's maritime history.

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The statue is of historical significance as a belated tribute to Captain Matthew Flinders.


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Architects
Frederick Brook Hitch
Builders
Frederick Brook Hitch
Building materials
Stone, Granite
Architectural styles
3.12 Inter-War Period (c. 1915–c. 1940)
Construction
1934 -
Architecture and design features
bronze
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Riverbank
Council Ward
Central
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
Adelaide City Council
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Commemorative, Statue
AS2482 classification
32240 - Monument - Column - Cairn - Cross - Shrine - Marker - Statue
Public Access
Access unrestricted
 
NTSA ID
State Heritage ID
19142
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1533
RNE ID
1533
Certificate of Title No.
CT 0000/0000 H105100
NTSA file exists
No
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
Nil
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
1.1 The Site of the City and its Planning
5.1 Local Government
5.1.2 Civic Consciousness
6.5 Significant Events
6.5.2 Public spectacles and celebrations
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK097
 

References

  • (HSA Assessment Report 02/2002).

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