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03-November-2014
03-November-2014

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A monument commemorates William George Gardiner Sams, who with John Batman and John Helder Wedge was a pioneer settler of Melbourne, Victoria.

Location

Address:Rice & Meredith Streets, Port Sorell, 7307
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.165385
Long: 146.553575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th March, 1979
Front Inscription

To commemorate William George Gardiner Sams

Member of Port Philip Association, Launceston 1835

With John Batman and John Helder Wedge was a pioneer of Melbourne.  

He took up land at Thirlstane Estate, Port Sorell where his son, WIlliam George Sams Jr, resided in 1832.

Unveiled 4th March, 1979 during the John Batman Festival

Presented by The Advocate.

 

Source: MA
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