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Settlement of Tasmania
Settlement of Tasmania

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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.

Location

Address:Goldie Street, Wynyard, 7325
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.988124
Long: 145.732666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:12th-September-1803
Actual Event End Date:13th-September-1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th September, 1953
Front Inscription

TO COMMEMORATE
THE SETTLEMENT OF
TASMANIA
12th SEPTEMBER 1803
UNVEILED 13th SEPTEMBER 1953

Source: MA
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