Vlamingh's Landing Memorial
Public Art: Vlamingh's Landing Memorial
Description: A brass plaque on a circular plinth
Date unveiled: The Vlamingh's Landing plaque was
unveiled on the 5th of January, 1974 by Sir Paul Hasluck , Governor General of Australia.
Location: The Vlamingh's Landing plaque can be found
near the Vlamingh obelisk along Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia.
On the 3rd of May. 1696, the ships "Geevinck" (crew 134), Nijptangh" (50) and "Weseltje" (14)
sailed from Amsterdam, Holland, under the command of Willem de Hessels Vlamingh to explore the
"Great Southern Land".
On the 30th of December a party was landed on Rottnest Island for water and firewood.
On Saturday the 5th of January, 1697 "Weseltje" landed 86 officers and men on the beach in the
vicinity of this memorial. Exploring and naming the Swan River.
On the 13th of January, 1697, the three vessels sailed North exploring the West Australian
coastline before setting course for Batavia.
This Memorial was unveiled by his Excellency Sir Paul Hasluck G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.S.T.J.
Governor General of Australia
5th January 1974