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15-September-2013
15-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque, unveiled during the 150th anniversary, commemorates the Burke and Wills` expedition which camped at Tragowel Station in September 1860. 

The expedition by Burke and Wills to the Gulf of Carpentaria passed through Tragowel. On 2 September 1860, the expedition group led by Robert O`Hara Burke arrived at the homestead of Abraham Booth and John Holloway on the Loddon River, called Tragowell Station (later renamed to Tragowel Estate).

Location

Address:Loddon Valley Highway, Tragowel Swamp, Tragowel, 3579
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.8145
Long: 143.953667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:02-September-1860
Approx. Event Start Date:1860
Actual Event End Date:04-September-1860
Approx. Event End Date:2010

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-2010
Front Inscription

BURKE & WILLS 
     150th
ANNIVERSARY

TRAGOWEL SWAMP

Burke & Wills Expedition
to the north of Australia camped
at Tragowel Station Homestead.  

Arrived 6.30pm Sunday, September 2
1860. Rained heavily overnight.

Departed 9.15am Tuesday, September 4
for Reedy Lake station, 20km north,
crossing the Loddon at Old Kerang.

Source: MA
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