200th Anniversary of George TownPrint Page
|Address:||Macquarie Street, George Town Memorial Hall, George Town, 7253|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.107024|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 18th December, 2011|
"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
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