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             Taroona Coastal Discovery Walk

7. A mariners rest and an iconic tower

Peter Gugger (ABC presenter and local resident) is interviewed by Taroona High students Ollie Mackay and Emily Duncombe.

Mariner James Batchelor died at sea in 1810 and was buried here in the earliest known European grave in Tasmania. From this location you can also see Australia's first shot tower, built in 1870. Within this 40 metre high sandstone tower, Joseph Moir manufactured spherical shot for firearms.
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