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06-August-2015
06-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A monument commemorates the exploring expedition of Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836 and marks his most southerly point. 
 

Major Mitchell, writes : "On 30th August,1836, I proceeded with the theodolite to height near Cape Nelson and from that station and intersected the cape, also Cape Bridgewater, Cape Grant , and the islands to the east .. .. from here I named Mount Kinkaid after my old friend of Peninsula War recollections." To those who knew the country, this height will probably be the prominent hill behind Drew Murrell`s house on which a cairn should be erected to Mitchell marking the most southerly point of his overland expedition. 
Excerpt from Cape Nelson and its Lighthouse by Noel Learmonth
Portland Guardian (Vic), 13 April 1950.


 

Location

Address:Cape Nelson Road, Picnic Hill Reserve, Cape Nelson, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.404366
Long: 141.545666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:30-August-1836
Actual Event End Date:30-August-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th October, 1957
Front Inscription

This Hill Was
Major Mitchell`s
Farthest South
August 30th 1836

 

This Cairn
Was Unveiled By
P. Crombie Morrison
27th October 1957.

 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Exploration
Exploration
Settlement
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