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Francis Allman Monument : June 2014
Francis Allman Monument : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A monument commemorates the place where the Captain Francis Allman Expedition landed.

Three ships the Lady Nelson, the Merman and the Prince Regent set sail with 44 military personnel and 60 convicts who were chosen for their skills and good behaviour and encouraged with the possibility of conditional pardons or tickets-of-leave after 18 months. This penal settlement was established in 1821 under Captain Francis Allman who landed on what is now the town green and hoisted the British flag on the rise now known as Allman Hill.


Address:Horton Street, The Town Green, Port Macquarie, 2444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.428235
Long: 152.907822
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:17-April-1821
Actual Event End Date:18-April-1821


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 18th April, 1960
Front Inscription

Near this place on 17th and 18th April 1821 were moored the vessels `Lady Nelson` `Mermaid` and `Prince Regent` which convened the first detachment of troops and convicts to this District under the first commandant Capt. Francis Allman 48th Regt.

18th April 1960

H D H S 


Back Inscription

Unveiled on the 18th. April 1960 by Geo. Faunce Allman

Great grandson of the first commandant 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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