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Oatlands Town Naming
Oatlands Town Naming

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Monument commemorates the naming of the town by Governor Macquarie in 1821.

The area was first formally explored by Europeans when Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his party passed through in 1811. It was another decade before Macquarie returned to the district. On the second visit he recognised the present site as "a very eligible station for a town" and, according to a local plaque, he named the town "Oatlands" on 3 June 1821. The name reputedly referred to a rich grain-growing area of Macquarie's native Scotland.

Location

Address:Esplanade , Oatlands, 7120
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.301284
Long: 147.373685
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:03-June-1821
Actual Event End Date:03-June-1821

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 3rd June, 1971
Front Inscription

Oatlands named on 3rd June 1821 by Gov. Macquarie erected on 3rd June 1971

Source: MA
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