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09-June-2017
09-June-2017
Photographs supplied by Bernard Nolan

A park and granite tablet commemorate John Oxley`s exploration on the Tweed River in 1823.

In 1823 Oxley was sent north along the coast to select a site for a new penal settlement, and in the course of his voyage examined Moreton Bay and discovered the Brisbane River. During this voyage Oxley discovered the Tweed River, named after the River Tweed, which forms the boundary between England and Scotland.

Location

Address:Chinderah Bay Drive, John Oxley Park, Chinderah, 2487
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.233267
Long: 153.555756
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1823
Approx. Event End Date:1823

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 31st October, 1973
Front Inscription

"John Oxley Park"

Opened on the 31st October, 1973, by His Excellency the Governor of N.S.W. Sir Roden Cutler, V.C., K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.E.

Commemorating Oxley`s landing & discovery of the Tweed River in 1823.

 

Source: MA,H
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