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08-January-2014
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Monument commemorates the first recorded visit to the area by Lieut. Thomas Laycock Jr and four soldiers of the 102nd, N.S.W.Army Corps on 3rd of February, 1807.

In 1807, Lieutenant Thomas Laycock camped near the current site of the town during his overland journey from Launceston to Hobart .

Location

Address:Wellington Street, Village Green , Longford , 7301
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.592733
Long: 147.121703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:03-February-1807
Actual Event End Date:03-February-1897

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1993
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The first recorded visit of Europeans to this area was that of Lieut. Thomas Laycock Jr and four soldiers of the 102nd, N.S.W.Army corps on 3rd of February, 1807.

Memorial presented by Norfolk Plains National Trust Group and unveiled by K.G. Laycock, Great-great Grandson of above, on Australia Day, 26th January,1993.

Source: MA
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