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17-July-2015
17-July-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Erich Nussbaumer
A plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of Andrew Petrie`s Expedition in May 1842.

Location

Address:Bazaar & Sussex Streets, Queens Park, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.536907
Long: 152.705582
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:11-May-1842
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1992

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th May, 1992
Front Inscription

They came to explore

In May 1842 a small craft brought the first Europeans in the Aborigine`s Moonooboola River.  

On board were Andrew Petrie, Henry Stuart-Russell, Messrs Joliffe and Wrottesley, convicts Clark and Russell, convict escapee Bracefell, three unidentified convicts and two Brisbane River Aborigines.

On the 11th of May, the party camped near this spot.

Andrew Petrie`s Expedition marked the beginning of settlement of the Wide Bay and the birth of Maryborough.

Erected in tribute on the 150th anniversay of Petrie`s Expedition passing this way.

04 - 05 - 1992

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