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25-January-2014
25-January-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A tree commemorates explorer Lieutenant Matthew Flinders who explored the Derwent River in 1798.

Matthew Flinders and George Bass sailed the sloop Norfolk upriver in 1798, which led to the first European settlement being located at Risdon Cove.

Location

Address:Salamanca Place, Princes Park, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.886505
Long: 147.33237
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 23rd September, 1974
Front Inscription

In honour of Lieut. M. Flinders
Born 1774. Died 1814.
Explorer of the Derwent 1798.

Unveiled by the Minister for Tourism Hon. B. K. MIller M.L.C. 
23-9-1974

Presented by Hobart Marine Board

Source: MA
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