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Norfolk Court

In 1799 Matthew Flinders was fiven command of the Sloop “Norfolk” and instructed to explore the Glasshouse and hervey Bay, two large openings to the north, which were the only two entrances known at the time.
Flinders writing in his journal commented:

“I had some hope of finding s considerable river discharging itself at one of these openings and of being able by its means to penetrate further into the the interior of the country than had hitherto been effected”

After exploring the southern part of Moreton Bay, he returned to the Pumicestone river and while a leak in the “Norfolk” was being repaired on the beach we now know as White Patch, Flinders and a few of his men took a boat up the passage and into glass mountain Creek, from where they walked to the Glasshousees, climing Beerburrum but failing to climb Tibrogargan.

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The Norfolk

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