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The monument commemorates the European discovery and naming of Table Cape by Matthew Flinders and George Bass in 1798; and the proclamation of Wynyard in 1861. 

Bass and Flinders discovered and entered the Tamar River on November 3, 1798. They spent seventeen days sounding and charting the river upstream as far as Swan Point. Flinders' charts of the area are an excellent example of his brilliance as a chart maker. As they sailed west Flinders named the obvious headlands, Table Cape, Circular Head and Three Hummock Island.


Address:Inglis & Goldie Streets, Wynyard, 7325
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.989935
Long: 145.724448
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th March, 1961
Front Inscription

To commemorate the discovery of Table Cape by Matthew Flinders Surgeon George Bass in 1798

Proclamation of Wynyard  22.  2.  1861

Unveiled by Minister for Tourists Hon. A. C. Atkins M. H. A. 

25. 3. 1961

L. H. Bauld  Warden

Source: MA
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