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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.
|Address:||Beach Road, Snug, 7054|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -43.063153|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-February-1793|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-February-1793|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 14th November, 1958|
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