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A plaque commemorates the discovery of Tasmania in 1642 by the explorer Abel Jans Tasman.
|Address:||53 St Johns Street, Launceston, 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.436022|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1642|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1642|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1942|
Front InscriptionSource: MA
This tablet placed here by the Government of Tsmania in the year 1942 commemorates the discovery of this island by Hon. Abel Jans Tasman in the year 1642.
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au