Captain John Griffiths

Captain John Griffiths (HMZFH)

Location: Port Fairy, Victoria 3284
Country: Australia
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S 38° 23.455', E 142° 15.24'

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In Memory of Captain John Griffiths 1801 - 1881

This island is named after him and he was responsible for bringing the first White settlers from Launceston, Tasmania to Portland Bay and Port Fairy Victoria.

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.

Year Placed1985
Placed ByTasmanian Descendants of Captain John Griffiths
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CELTICGIRL  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)54H E 609512 N 5750066
Decimal Degrees-38.39091667, 142.25400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesS 38° 23.455', E 142° 15.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 27.30" S, 142° 15' 14.40" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Battery Ln, Port Fairy Victoria 3284, AU
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