Port Curtis

Port Curtis, better known as Gladstone Harbour, was charted and named by Commander Matthew Flinders on his Investigator voyage in 1802, when he circumnavigated Australia. Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Curtis had been the commandant of the Cape of Good Hope naval station when Flinders called there en route from England.

Port Curtis was the harbour extending from the mouths of the Boyne and Calliope Rivers, between the mainland and Facing Island (also named by Flinders). Curtis Island lies further north, and was named after the port.

Further Reading: 

Calliope, Gladstone, Miriam Vale, Mount Morgan and Rockhampton entries

Banana Shire, Broadsound Shire, Calliope Shire, Fitzroy Shire, Livingstone Shire, Miriam Vale Shire and Mount Morgan Shire entries

Gladstone Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council and Rockhampton Regional Council entries


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