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Major Mitchell Expedition : 09-June-2013
Major Mitchell Expedition : 09-June-2013
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates the centenary of the passing of the Major Mitchell expedition through the Castlemaine District in September 1836.

An adjourned public meeting of a provisional committee representing several sections of the public, has carried a resolution that the town's commemoration of the visit of Major Mitchell in 1836 whilst on his exploration journey, be a suitable mural tablet placed In the Faulder-Watson (old pioneers) hall. This hall is portion of the first post office, and was given to the Old Pioneers' Association by Sir James Patterson nearly 50 years ago. Mr. W. G. Thompson was elected secretary and treasurer of the fund.
Age (Melbourne), 17 September 1936.

Location

Address:36 Mostyn Street, RSL Hall, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.066028
Long: 144.217579
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:29-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:29-September-1936

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 29th September, 1936
Front Inscription

1836  1936
MEMORIAL
To Commemorate The
Centenary Of The
MAJOR MITCHELL
EXPEDITION
Which Passed Through
Castlemaine District
On September 29th 1836

Erected By The
Citizens Of Castlemaine
September 29th 1936

Source: MA
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