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York Town Monument
York Town Monument

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Monument commemorates the site of the first permanent settlement in Northern Tasmania.

York Town is the site of the first attempt to establish a British presence in northern Tasmania. For a brief period between 1804 & 1808 Colonel William Paterson and his party of settlers, soldiers and convicts created a small, bustling village and established farms and a government garden at York Town. They faced many difficulties stock losses, poor soil, food shortages and episodes of robbery, bushranging and piracy.

Location

Address:Bowens Road, York Town, 7270
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.151719
Long: 146.765085
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1804

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th November, 1954
Source: MA
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