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Torres Voyage Memorial :03-03-2013
Torres Voyage Memorial :03-03-2013

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Monument commemorates the voyage of Luis Váez de Torres in 1606.

Luis Váez de Torres was a 16th-17th century maritime explorer serving the Spanish Crown, noted for the first recorded navigation of the strait which separates the continent of Australia from the island of New Guinea, and which now bears his name (Torres Strait).

Location

Address:Douglas Street, Anzac Memorial Park , Thursday Island, 4875
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.583959
Long: 142.216278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd May, 1985
Front Inscription

              UNVEILED BY
HIS EXCELLENCY DON FRANCESCO UTRAY
AMBASSADOR OF SPAIN
                     ON
             23RD MAY 1985
TO COMMEMORATE THE VOYAGE OF
THE SPANISH EXPLORER LUIS VAEZ DE TORRES
THROUGH THESE WATERS IN 1606

 

Source: MA
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