On the planting of the Dutch flag in Tasmania in 1642.
Lord, Clive Errol (1926) On the planting of the Dutch flag in Tasmania in 1642. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 25-34. ISSN 0080-4703
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CLIVE LORD, F .L.S.,
Director of the Tasmanian Museum.
The exact location of the landing place of Tasman's
carpenter has, excited considerable interest of late years.
This has been due, mainly, to the erection of the Tasman
Memorial, a work which will ever be to the credit of those
responsible for it.
The site of the landing has been the subject of several
discussions at meetings of the Society.
As a prelude to any discussion concerning the site of
the landing it is essntial to pay attention to the anchorage
of the ships.
The discussions in regard to the site have been of value,
and should amist in enhancing interest in the early histo!'y
of our island State. Too much credit cannot be given to
those who made the erection of the Tasman Memorial possible,
and any criticisms in regard to the interpretation of
historical or scientific data are quite apart from the erection
of the memorial. It is to be hoped that other memorials
will be erected in the near future. The visits of such navigators
as Furneaux, Cook, Bligh, D'Entrecasteaux, and
Baudin are well worthy of commemoration.
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