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25-September-2014
25-September-2014

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A monument with two bronze plaques commemorates the collection of the first specimens of Eucalyptus Obliqua by David Nelson, botanist aboard Captain Cook`s ship which visited Adventure Bay in 1777.

Location

Address:Resolution Road, Mavista Picnic area, Bruny island, Adventure Bay, 7150
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.343553
Long: 147.304284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1777
Approx. Event End Date:1777

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

Australia
1788 - 1988

This monument commemorates the collection of the `type` specimen of Eucalyptus obliqua (stringybark) by Captain Cook at Adventure Bay in 1777.

Plaque :

An Australian Bicentennial Project

Eucalyptus Obliqua Tree Site

Built to commemorate the bicentenary in 1988 with financial assistance from the Australian Bicenntenial Authority, the Tasmanian Government and the Bruny Island Bicentenary Committee.

Source: MA
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