This plaque is on perhaps the busiest part of Bruny Island, a much
advertised tourist paradise. Even in Tasmania the tendency toward
prolix plaques is evident: who'd guess a memorial is dedicated to
After The Neck, our next stop was Adventure Bay just to check out the
scene; we'd be staying in Alonnah (one half of the aboriginal name
for the island: Alonnah Lunawanna. The other half names a town just
a tad south of ours.
Adventure Bay sounds like some kind of tourist pseudoname, but it's
actually historic and legitimate, being the tag of one of the ships
of Cooke's flotilla that specifically explored this part of Tasmania.
So the bay was named after HMS Adventure quite some time ago.
Adventure Bay is the big town, but it kind of gets in the way. You're
better off in Alonnah if you can wrangle it.