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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).
|Address:||Douglas Street, Anzac Memorial Park , Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.583959|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 23rd May, 1985|
HIS EXCELLENCY DON FRANCESCO UTRAY
AMBASSADOR OF SPAIN
23RD MAY 1985
TO COMMEMORATE THE VOYAGE OF
THE SPANISH EXPLORER LUIS VAEZ DE TORRES
THROUGH THESE WATERS IN 1606