First Exploration of Western New South WalesPrint Page
A cairn commemorates the first exploration of western New South Wales by John Oxley, Evans and party.
The Mayor of Forbes (Alderman J. J. Patterson) journeyed to Condobolin on Wednesday last to represent this district at the unveiling of the monument to mark the discovery by Explorer Oxley on the 29th July, 1814, of some interesting aboriginal relics about 20 miles below Condobolin. Railway Superintendent Milne, of Orange, was mainly instrumental in having this memorial erected.
Forbes Times (NSW), 31 July 1914.
|Address:||Condobolin - Lake Cargelligo Road, Goobothery Hill, 1.5 kilometres east of Kiacatoo Road, Kiacatoo, 2877|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.069744|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-July-1817|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-July-1817|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 29th July, 1914|
Was Erected By Order Of
THE HONOURABLE W.H.HOLMAN
Premier Of This State
The First Exploration Of
WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES
Explorers Oxley, Evans And Party
Camped Close To This Site
: July 29th 1817 :
Also The Discovery Of The Grave Of A
Prehistoric Chief Of The Calare Tribe
Of Aborigines On This Spot.
According To Tribal Tradition, The Chief
Was Drowned In An Attempt To Cross The
Lachlan River Whilst It Was In High Flood.
The Carved Posts Bear Exact Facsimiles
Of The Aboriginal Arborclyphs Carved On
Two Cypress Pine Trees Which Grew Where
These Posts Now Stand.
The Hon. T. Brown, M.L.A. Lachlan Electorate
D. M. Menzies. President of Lachlan Shire
Thos. B. Watson. Mayor of Condolbin.
July 29th 1914.
This Memorial was
the Honourable JOHN ESTELL M.L.A.
Minister for Labour and Industry
July 29th 1914
This Spot Was Located
Railway Superintendent E. Milne
S. J. Waite. J.P, - O. L. May,
H. F. May, - and T. Richards
- July 21st 1913