A monument commemorates Mathinna, an Aboriginal girl who was educated by Lady Franklin, the wife of the Governor of Tasmania.
This education occured from 187 to 1842, and when Lady Franklin returned to England, Mathinna returned to her tribe.
|Address:||Dunn & High Streets, Mathinna, 7214|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.478684|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1837|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1843|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 23rd February, 1963|
Aborigianl girl befriended by Lady Franklin after whom this town is named.
This plaque was unveiled by the Warden Cr G. H. Napier of 23rd Feb. 1963 at a Centenary Commemoration of Mathinna who as a girl was educated by Lady Franklin, wife of Governor Franklin
1837 - 1843
On their return to England Mathinna returned to her tribe