Red Rock Point contributed by DerrickJessop taken on 3 April 2002
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This Heritage Trail Marker at Red Rock Point reads:
George Bass, aged 27, surgeon of H.M.S. Reliance was authorised by Governor Hunter to take six seamen and six weeks provisions in a 27 foot 8 inch whaleboat to explore the coast South of Sydney and as far as he could go with safety and convenience.
They left Sydney at 6 pm on Sunday December 3rd 1797. They reached this point, Red Rocks on Jan 18th 1798.
George Bass sailed from Port Jackson to South America in 1803.
He disppeared and his fate remains a mystery.
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