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15-July-2014
15-July-2014

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A monument commemorates William Landsborough, who led a relief mission to search for Burke and Wills.

Location

Address:Stansfield Street, Hughenden, 4821
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.845269
Long: 144.205648
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Front Inscription

WILLIAM LANDSBOROUGH
1862

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.

Source: MA
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