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24-May-2014
24-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The Windmill is a Bicentennial Gift from the Dutch community to the people of Penguin to commemorate Australia`s bicentenary in 1988. 

The mill commemorates the Dutch settlers in Penguin and the Dutch explorers who were the first Europeans to make contact with Tasmania. The Mill is dedicated to the memory of Janneti Tjaers who was the wife of Abel Tasman.

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.

Location

Address:Crescent Street, Hiscutt Park , Penguin, 7316
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.111361
Long: 146.069334
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 1988
Front Inscription

This windmill is a Bicentennial Gift
from the Dutch community
to the people of Penguin
in appreciation of the warm
welcome extended to those
migrants who settled here.

Source: MA
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