Near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Risdon Landing Centenary
erected to commemorate the Centenary
of the landing at this spot of
Lieut Bowen, RN
on 13th September 1803,
was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor
Sir A. E. Havelock, G.C.S.I.,
22nd February 1904.
Erected 1904 by Tasmanian State Government.
Location. 42° 48.833′ S, 147° 19.467′ E. Marker is near Hobart, Tasmania. Marker can be reached from East Derwent Highway. Touch for map. The marker is about 300 meters off the East Derwent Highway, through a carpark and on the banks of the Risdon Rivulet. Marker is in this post office area: Hobart, Tasmania 7017, Australia.
More about this marker. The marker has been frequently defaced as part of on-going political protests.
Regarding Risdon Landing Centenary. In September 1803 Lieut. Bowen, on instructions from the Colonial Office in London, established Tasmania's first European settlement on the banks of a rivulet that flows into the Derwent River. In Feb., 1804, David Collins arrived in the Derwent with a collection of convicts, free settlers and military personnel and set up a rival settlement a few miles downstream at what
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Additional keywords. Hobart Collins settlement Risdon Cove Tasmania
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 92 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2015. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.