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The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the naming of Campbell Town in May 1821 by Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales.

The town's connections with Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife are deep. In 1811, when he travelled from Hobart to Launceston, Macquarie named the river Elizabeth after his wife and in 1821 the garrison town around which the settlement grew, was named Campbell Town after Macquarie's wife maiden name - she had been Elizabeth Campbell.



Address:Midland Highway, War Memorial Ground, Campbell Town, 7210
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.925166
Long: 147.493437
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:31-May-1821
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1971


Front Inscription

"To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the naming of Campbell Town by Colonel Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales, in honour of his wife`s maiden name on the 31st May, 1821."

Unveiled by Sir Stanley Burbury, K.B.D.,
Chief Justice of Tasmania.

Source: MA
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