On this day…224 years ago

Image courtesy Ian Harding, 2004

Matthew Flinders, the first English explorer to enter Moreton Bay, arrived on the morning of 16th July 1799 and after landing on the southern end of Bribie Island, he sailed southwards and anchored several miles off the Peninsula before landing at Woody Point on 17th July…that’s 224 years ago to this day!

See Flinders chart on the monument in the front garden at the Redcliffe Museum.