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Rebecca
Rebecca

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A monument commemorates where "Rebecca" the boat which carried John Batman across the Bass Strait was built.

The "Rebecca" was launched in 1834 and sold to John Batman who sailed in her and founded the site of Melbourne in 1835.

Location

Address:Rosevears Drive, Rosevears, 7277
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.341128
Long: 147.024811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1845
Approx. Event End Date:1845

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Front Inscription

On this site the schooner "Rebecca" was built by Capt. Geo. Plummer.

Launched in 1834, and sold to John Batman who sailed in her to Victoria and founded Melbourne in March 1835.

Erected by members of the Plummer family in conjunction with the Northern Royal Society and unveiled by Wm. Hart, Esq, Master Warden Launceston Marine Board & Victor Plummer Esq. in Tasmania`s Sesquicentennial Year
-1954 -

Source: MA
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