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08-August-2015
08-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
A plaque commemorates explorer Francis T Gregory who landed at Hearson's Cove in 1861. 

Location

Address:Hearson Cove Road , Hearson Cove, Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, 6713
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.634218
Long: 116.797647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1978
Front Inscription

FRANCIS THOMAS GREGORY, EXPLORER

F.T.GREGORY AND HIS PARTY LANDED HERE 
FROM THE BARQUE DOLPHIN ON MAY 13, 1861.

ALTHOUGH THE OBJECT OF THE EXPEDITION
WAS TO ASSESS THE SUITABILITY OF THE 
AREA FOR THE CULTIVATION OF COTTON,
GREGORY`S REPORT LED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT 
OF THE NORTH - WEST PASTORAL INDUSTRY.

                           Erected By
         The Lions Club of Dampier And
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society — 1978

 

Source: MA
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