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A monument commemorates Phoebe Bower, who was the first English woman to land in Busselton.
Note : - The region was known as the Vasse, named after a French sailor who disappeared there in 1801. Vasse belonged to a French expedition sent out to explore the coast of ’New Holland’ (as Western Australia was then known) and collect scientific information about its natural history and inhabitants. Two vessels - Geographe, under Commodore Nicholas Baudin, and Naturaliste, commanded by Captain Hamelin - were used for this expedition, which named many of the features along the south west coast of Australia.
|Address:||Queen & Albert Streets, Busselton, 6280|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.652389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This is to commemorate Phoebe Bower
The first English woman to step ashore at the Vasse