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02-November-2014
02-November-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Dunn & High Streets, Mathinna, 7214
State:TAs
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.478684
Long: 147.888214
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Approx. Event Start Date:1837
Approx. Event End Date:1843

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd February, 1963
Front Inscription

Mathinna

Aborigianl girl befriended by Lady Franklin after whom this town is named.

Plaque :

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

Source: MA
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