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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.



Address:Cape Nelson Road, Picnic Hill Reserve, Cape Nelson, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.404366
Long: 141.545666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:30-August-1836
Actual Event End Date:30-August-1836


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
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