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1840 Antarctic Exploration
1840 Antarctic Exploration
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A monument commemorates the expedition led by Captain J C Ross and HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

(Sir) James Clark Ross, who eventually became an Admiral with the British Navy, accompanied W.E. Parry on four expeditions to the Arctic and in 1831 he reached the north magnetic pole. In 1839-42 Ross commanded a famous Antarctic Expedition.


Address:Franklin Wharf, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.881944
Long: 147.333611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1840
Approx. Event End Date:1840
Monument Designer:Stephen Walker
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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