William LandsboroughPrint Page
|Address:||Stansfield Street, Hughenden, 4821|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.845269|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
This plaque commemorates the William Landsborough Burke relief expedition which searched for Burke and Wills south from the Gulf of Carpenteria.
As Landsborough rode up the Flinders River from the west of the town, he named Bramton Range, Sloanes Creek, and Walkers Creek. He sighted a table mountain to the south of Hughenden and named it Mt Walker.
Landsborough named both Walkers Creek and Mt Walker in honour of "his brother" explorer Frederick Walker and he blazed a tree previously blazed by Walker.