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A monument commemorates the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Tasmania in 1803.
In 1893, Lieutenant John Bowen, with the British Royal Navy, chose Risdon Cove on the eastern shore of the River Derwent in the south-east for the first settlement of Europeans. In 1804 Lieutenant-governor David Collins moved the settlement across the river and Hobart was founded.
|Address:||Goldie Street, Wynyard, 7325|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -40.988124|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-September-1803|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-September-1953|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 13th September, 1953|
To commemorate the settlement of Tasmania
12th September 1803
Unveiled 13th September 1953