British Queen (1850)
The plaque reads ...
Yacht 'British Queen'
Charles Petchey, the first Governor of the Hobart Gaol, was drowned by the swamping of his yacht , the British Queen, at the Hobart Regatta in 1850.
Petchey was an exporter of mimosa to England probably from an area in the Huon valley now known as Petchey's Bay. Mimosa was the name used for Acacia dealbata [Silver Wattle] the bark of which was used for tanning hides.