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23-January-2016
23-January-2016

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The Bells Parade Gates commemorate the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Tasmania.

In 1803, Lieutenant John Bowen, with the British Royal Navy, chose Risdon Cove on the eastern shore of the River Derwent in the south-east for the first settlement of Europeans. In 1804 Lieutenant-governor David Collins moved the settlement across the river and Hobart was founded.

The erection of ornamental gates and ticket boxes at Bells Parade, Latrobe`s contribution to the sesquicentenary celebrations, was listed at thc annual meeting of thc Latrobe Tourist and Improvement Association as one of the associations main achievements. In his report, the president (Mr. M. Wells) said the association had had a splendid year of unsurpassed achievements. The ornamental gates were erected in time for the visit to Bell's Parade of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. They cost £356/10/6.
Excerpt from Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 3 June 1954.

 

Location

Address:Bells Parade, Latrobe, 7307
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.230306
Long: 146.401615
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1803
Approx. Event End Date:1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1954
Front Inscription
BELLS PARADE
Left Side Inscription

THESE GATES
WERE ERECTED ON
JANUARY 26th 1954.
TO COMMEMORATE THE
150th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE SETTLEMENT
OF TASMANIA

 

Source: MA
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