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24-May-2014
24-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The Tasmanian Division of the Institute of Surveyors, Australia, decided to erect a monument to the early surveyors, and chose as the location the geographical centre of Tasmania and the memorial form a replica of the trigonometry cairn erected by James Sprent at Mount La Perouse, during his survey work between 1833 and 1855, at half the volume of the original cairn.

Location

Address:Lyell Highway, Bridge at Bronte Lagoon, 2 kilometres east of Bronte Park, Trig 715, Bronte Park, 7140
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.180073
Long: 146.5015
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Tasmanian Institute of Surveyors

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1983
Front Inscription

Trig 715

Latitude 42° 10` 54"  South   Longitude 146° 30` 00"  East

This monument was erected in 1983 by the member of the Institution of Surveyors, Australia, Tasmanian Division to commemorate the early surveyors who explored and mapped this state.

Located near the geographical centre of Tasmania it is similar to a cairn erected by James Sprent on Mt. La Perouse during his trigonometrical survey 1833 - 1855

Donated by E-Z

 

Source: MA
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