1801-1881In Memory of Captain John Griffiths 1801 - 1881
He established the first major whaling station at Portland in 1833 and later established a larger whaling station on this island, in 1836.
An entrepreneur, his activities included ship-builder, ship-owner, intercolonial trader, merchant, farmer, whaler, sailor, brewer, flour-miller, and landowner.
|Placed By||Tasmanian Descendants of Captain John Griffiths|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||54H E 609512 N 5750066|
|Decimal Degrees||-38.39091667, 142.25400000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||S 38° 23.455', E 142° 15.24'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 23' 27.30" S, 142° 15' 14.40" E|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Battery Ln, Port Fairy Victoria 3284, AU|
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