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Vasco Da Gama Memorial
Vasco Da Gama Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates explorer Vasco da Gama (1469 - 1525) the Portuguese navigator whose voyages linked Europe with the Indian Ocean.

Vasco da Gama, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. For a short time in 1524 he was the Governor of Portuguese India, under the title of Viceroy.

Location

Address:Marine Terrace, Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle, 6160
State:WA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.058056
Long: 115.745278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Monument Designer:John Kirkner (designer) / Edgar Naylor (ceramist) / Clare Bailey (sculptor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th June, 1997
Front Inscription

To commemorate the Portugese navigator Vasco de Gama

Whose voyages united Europe with the Indian Ocean

Vasco de Gama 1469 – c 1525.

 

        

Source: MA
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