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George Bass Circumnavigated Tasmania 1798

1986.0117.5046

George Bass Circumnavigated Tasmania 1798

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A coloured postcard featuring an illustration of George Bass superimposed over a map of Australia. Titling accompanying the image reads "George Bass / Circumnavigated Tasmania / 1798 Date of Birth / and Death unknown". Four illustrations surround the map. The illustrations are consecutively titled "Cutting Hair / of Savages", "Exploring St. Georges River / in 'Tom Thumb'", "The 'Tom Thumb'", and "Swimming ashore / with cask for water ". The postcard is addressed to "Mr H.E. Warren / Pub. School / [Larlo ?] Gap / Via Goulburn". The message reads "With best wishes / for a happy / New year / From Star Be[---?]". The postmark is dated "DE 26 / 10.30 PM / [19]06".

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