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A monument commemorates the 200th anniversary of the settlement of George Town.


Address:Macquarie Street, George Town Memorial Hall, George Town, 7253
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.107024
Long: 146.822071
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th December, 2011
Front Inscription

Macquarie Bicentenary

"I have resolved to erect a new town here according to a well digested regular plan, and to name it George Town in honour of our beloved sovereign" 

This memorial was erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Town`s establishment

18th December 2011

Unveiled by His Excellency, the Honourable Peter Underwood AC  Governor of Tasmania

Plaque :

On December 18, 1811 Governor Macquarie wrote in his diary : 

"Our dinner having been cooked on board and brought ashore, we dined very comfortably in his tent, and drank prosperity to George Town, shortly intended to be erected here.  The evening being fine Mrs. Macquarie and myself slept on shore in our tent, which was pitched on the future scite of the new intended town and probably on that part of it which the principal square will be erected and formed."

George Town National Trust Group

Source: MA
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