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14-November-2015
14-November-2015
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates the European discovery of Tasmania in 1642 by the explorer Abel Jans Tasman.

 

 

Location

Address:53 St Johns Street, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.436022
Long: 147.137981
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1642
Approx. Event End Date:1642

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1942
Front Inscription

This tablet placed here by the Government of Tasmania in the year 1942 commemorates the discovery of this island by Hon. Abel Jans Tasman in the year 1642.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Exploration
Exploration
Settlement
Settlement
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