Vlamingh's Landing Memorial

Vlamingh's Landing Memorial, Cottesloe, public art

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.

Inscription:

Vlamingh's Landing
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

 

Vlamingh's Landing Memorial, Cottesloe, public art

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