Gulf St Vincent

Gulf St Vincent is the eastern of the two gulfs that punctuate the South Australian coast line. Its entrance is opposite Nepean Bay and Penneshaw, both of which are on Kangaroo Island, and it extends as far north as Port Wakefield. Matthew Flinders named the gulf on 30 March 1802 after John Jervis, the first Earl of St Vincent. On his elevation to the peerage, Jervis chose ‘the Earl of St Vincent’ for his title as he had commanded the British fleet that won a decisive battle against the Spanish off Cape St Vincent, south-west Portugal, in 1797.



Geoffrey H. Manning, Manning’s Place Names of South Australia Form Aaron Creek to Zion Hill, (2006), Gould Books, Modbury

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