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Bruni DEntrecasteaux
Bruni DEntrecasteaux

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Plaques commemorate the naming of the town by D`Entrecasteaux and the pioneering of the district by William Nichols and the establishment of the town on the 150th anniversary of the district. A time capsule is underneath the stone and is to be opened in 2034.


Address:Mary Street, Cygnet, 7112
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.162572
Long: 147.077769
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1984
Front Inscription

Plaque :

To Commemorate Rear Admiral Bruny D' Entrecasteaux who named Cygnet 'Port de Cygnes 1792, and William Nichols, pioneer of Cygnet , 1834 who gave his name to the Nichols Rivulet.

Presented by the Huon Hotel

Plaque :

This plaque was Unveiled by The Warden, Mr. M.J. Thomas, on the 11th November 1984 . 

To Commemorate the Naming of Cygnet "Porte de Cygnes" , by Rear Admiral Bruny D'Entrecasteaux , 1793.

The Pioneering of the district by William Nichols, 1834. 

The Establishment of the Town, 1838.

First called Port Cygnet , then Lovett.

Proclaimed as Cygnet , 1915.

Presented by the ANZ Banking Group Ltd., To Mark the 150th Anniversary of the district. 

Underneath this stone is a time capsule to be opened in the year 2034.

Source: MA
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