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Tasmania was named after the Dutch explorer

Tasmania was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The sculpture was done by a local artist... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2021
Ginges_revenge
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Brisbane, Australia
Abel Tasman Memorial

This fountain feature inside the Salamanca Markets area, commemorates the dutch explorer. Some... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2021
CodyMav
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This fountain is situated near Salamanca Place and it is commemorating the European discovery on 24th November 1642 by the Dutch captain Able Tasman of what is now Tasmania. Using the “Roaring Forties” or the trade wind, Tasman departed Cape of Good Hope with the mission of exploration and discovery new trading opportunities.
The fountain has an interesting design, having the water flowing pass two bronze sailing ships. This has the effect of making them look as if they were sailing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graeme T
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Situated at the ever popular Salamanca Place this is worth a look when strolling around the area and take a photo. It is amazing how much work was put in creating memorials in the olden days. Unfortunately this is lost nowadays.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BoneandBtwo
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a historic fountain, commemorating the three ships that found Tasmania. Their captain was Abel Janszoon Tasman. This is why this fountain is named: The Tasman Fountain.

The fountain is very attractive. We can see the three ships flowing on the fountain. All made of bronze.

There is a huge white rock with stars on it and a globe at the very top.

I stood there enjoying this fountain.

This is a must see!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 14 January 2020
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Date of experience: December 2019
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