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Torres Voyage Memorial :03-03-2013
Torres Voyage Memorial :03-03-2013

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A monument commemorates the voyage of Luis Váez de Torres in 1606.

Luis Váez de Torres was a 16th-17th century maritime explorer serving the Spanish Crown, noted for the first recorded navigation of the strait which separates the continent of Australia from the island of New Guinea, and which now bears his name (Torres Strait).


Address:Douglas Street, ANZAC Memorial Park , Thursday Island, 4875
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.583959
Long: 142.216278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1606
Approx. Event End Date:1606


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd May, 1985
Front Inscription

Unveiled by His Excellency Don Francesco Utray Ambassador of Spain on 23rd May 1985

To commemorate the voyage of the Spanish explorer Luis Váez de Torres through these waters in 1606


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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