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13-December-2014
13-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

An obelisk commemorates the naming of Brown`s River after Robert Brown, a botanist, acknowledged as the leading British botanist to collect in Australia during the first half of the 19th century.

Brown spent six months botanising in Southern Tasmania in the very earliest days of Hobart Town. Brown`s journey to Australia was his only expedition. He was appointed the curator of Sir Joseph Bank`s collection and library at Soho in 1810 and when Banks died in 1820 possession passed over to Brown. He founded what is now known as the Department of Botany in the Natural History Museum, London and came to be regarded as the greatest botanist of the century

Location

Address:Osborne Esplanade, Beachfront, Kingston Beach, 7050
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.978146
Long: 147.328692
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1804
Approx. Event End Date:1804
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

TO COMMEMORATE THE NAMING OF BROWN`S RIVER IN HONOUR OF ROBERT BROWN BOTANIST WHO VISITED THE DISTRICT IN 1804

Source: MA,RUMT,ADB
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