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26-June-2016
26-June-2016

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A plaque commemorates Sir Joseph Banks and the 200th anniversary of his landing on Bare Island in 1770. 

Location

Address:Bare Island, La Perouse , 2036
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.991944
Long: 151.231126
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Actual Event STart Date:30-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:30-April-1970

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

1743 -1820
Sir Joseph Banks 

A gentleman well versed in natural history.  Observor for the Royal Society aboard H. M. Barque "Endeavour".

This plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of the landing of Mr. Joseph Banks on Bare Island during his visit to Botany Bay with Lieutenant James Cook in 1770.

Extract from Banks journal, 30th April, 1770 :
"Myself in the even landed on a small island on the northern side of the bay to search for shells.

B. R. Sinclair,  President, Randwick Historical Society
D. F. Michael,  Director of National Parks and Wildlife
 

Source: MA
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