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Journeys to the Southland : 19-January-2013
Journeys to the Southland : 19-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The sculptured fountain commemorate the Dutch, British and French ships that explored Tasmania. The sculpture was originally sited at Risdon Cove and unveiled in 1979, and was relocated to Salamanca Place in 1998. 

Sponsored by the Electrolytic Zinc Company of A/Asia Ltd and the Tasmanian Government and originally sited at the now infamous Risdon Cove, it celebrates the Dutch, British and French ‘explorers’ who discovered Van Diemans Land.  The hand-over of the Risdon Cove site, which includes the Bowen Memorial, was part of the Aboriginal Lands Bill. The transfer occurred on 11 December 1995. The original Indigenous owners promptly decommissioned the work and returned it to the artist where it lay languishing in a shed only to be resurrected by the Salamanca Square developer.

Location

Address:Salamanca Square , Battery Point , 7004
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.887423
Long: 147.332783
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Artist:Stephen Walker A. M. (Hobart, TAS)
Link:http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd January, 1998
Front Inscription

Plaque:

Journeys to the Southland was presented to the City of Hobart by the Tasmanian Government

Tony Rundle M.H.A. Premier
3rd January 1998

Journeys to the Southland was sponsored by the Electrolytic Zinc Co. of A/Asia Ltd. and the Tasmanian Government

Sculptor: Stephen Walker 1979

Commemorative plaque from Bowen Park Risdon Cove 1979
 

Source: MA, ACPH
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