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31-October-2015
31-October-2015

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Monument commemorates the discovery of North West Bay by Bruni D`Entrecasteaux.

The French explorer, Bruni D`Entrecasteaux, was the first European to discover the channel separating Bruny Island from the mainland. In 1792 D`Entrecasteaux`s expedition sailed up the channel, now bearing his name, charting the coastline & naming features. He named the large bay at the top of the channel, North West Bay. The expedition anchored there to collect fresh water. Many aborigines were observed in the area.

Location

Address:Beach Road, Snug, 7054
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.063153
Long: 147.262348
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:14-February-1793
Actual Event End Date:14-February-1793

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 14th November, 1958
Front Inscription

ERECTED TO MARK THE DISCOVERY OF NORTH - WEST BAY BY THE EXPLORATION OF REAR ADMIRAL BRUNI D'ENTRECASTEAUX
14TH FEBRUARY 1793

UNVEILED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE TASMANIAN SOCIETY SIR ROBERT COSGROVE K.C.M.G.
14TH NOVEMBER 1958

DONATED BY AUSTRALIAN C'WEALTH GOVERNMENT

Source: MA
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