Vlamingh Landing plaque

Vlamingh Landing plaue, Cottesloe, public art

Public Art : Vlamingh Landing plaque

Also Known As : Vlamingh Landing memorial

Description:

Date Unveiled: The Vlamingh Landing plaque was unveiled on 16th of November, 1997 to commemorate the 300th anniversay of the Vlamingh landing.

Location: The Vlamingh Landing plaque can be found near the Vlamingh obelisk along Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia.

Inscription:

It was at or near this location that Dutchman William De Vlamingh, together with 85 crew of the ships "Geelvink", "Nijptangh" and "Weseltje" came ashore on 5th January, 1697 to become the first Europeans to visit and explore the south west of what was then known as "New Holland".

The ships were part of the East India Company and Vlamingh's orders were to search for a lost ship, the Riderschap van Holland, and to explore the coast for a suitable harbour or anchorage on the coast for ships to efect repairs and take shelter after having sailed from the Cape of Good Hope enroute to Batavia in the then Dutch East Indies, which is now Jakarta in Indonesia.

This plaque has been laid on 16th of November, 1997 to commemorate the 300th anniversay of the Vlamingh landing , and to establish "The Vlamingh Parklands" in recognition of the expedition.

Hon Colin Barnett MLA
Member for Cottesloe

Hon Graham Kierath MLA
Minister for Planning

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