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A monument commemorates the landing of the Abel Tasman Expedition who were the first Europeans to set foot an Tasmania in December 1642.
The unveiling of a memorial erected by the Royal Society of Tasmania with the support of citizens, on the spot where Abel Janszoon Tasman planted the Dutch flag in Tasmania in 1642, was performed on Monday. A party of 27 persons visited the site of the monument at Prince of Wales Bay, on the east coast of Forestier Peninsula, and the Memorial was unveiled by the Administrator, Sir Herbert Nicholls. The monument is of solid concrete, 12ft 6in high and 4ft 6in at the base. It stands in a conspicuous place on the edge of the bay close to the high water mark.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 5th December 1923.
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.852701|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-December-1642|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-December-1642|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1923|
At this spot the expedition under Abel Jansz Tasman being the first white people to set foot on Tasmanian soil planted the Dutch flag on December 3rd 1642
As a memorial to posterity and to the inhabitants of the country.
This stone was erected by the Royal Society of Tasmania 1923.