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09-March-2014
09-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin
Commemorates the crossing of the Ovens River by Major Thomas Mitchell's exploration party in October 1836

Location

Address:Parfitt Road, Wangaratta, 3677
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.353653
Long: 146.329284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:15-October-1836
Actual Event End Date:15-October-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1966
Front Inscription

This tablet commemorates the crossing of the Ovens River near this spot by Major Mitchell
October 15-1836.

The river was named by Hume and Hovell
November 24-1824

Country Roads Board 1966
 

Source: MA
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