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Nicholas Baudin
Nicholas Baudin

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A monument commemorates the charting of the coast by French navigator, Nicholas Baudin.

Baudin in 1800 proposed a scientific expedition to the south of New Holland and Van Diemen`s Land. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Institute of France, supported the scientific voyage and the gunship "Le Geographe" and the storeship "Le Naturaliste" sailed for New Holland.

In November 1801, with most of Baudin`s, crew becoming ill, he sailed directly for Van Diemen`s Land, entering d`Entrecasteaux Channel on January 13th 1802.

Location

Address:Esplanade, Swansea, 7190
State:TAS
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.126922
Long: 148.083383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th February, 1960
Front Inscription

Erected by the Tasmanian Society to commemorate the exploration and charting of this coast by Commodore Nicholas Baudin French navigator, February 1802.

Unveiled by His Excellency the Lord Rowallan K.T., K.B.E., M.C. Governor. 27th February 1960

Source: MA
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