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Oxley Rest Area : 31-July-2014
Oxley Rest Area : 31-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Sandra Brown

The memorial commemorates the exploration party led by Surveyor-General John Oxley who passed this spot in 1818.

Gulargambone is on the Castlereagh River, which was first discovered by the surveyor, G.W. Evans, of John Oxley's party, in 1818. 

Location

Address:Castlereagh Highway, John Oxley Memorial Rest Area,12.5kms N, Gulargambone, 2828
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.226501
Long: 148.456802
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1818
Approx. Event End Date:1818

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st July, 1988
Front Inscription

(Plaque)

              Australia 
             1788-1988

N.S.W. Bicentennial Council
John Oxley Memorial

To commemorate the exploration party, led by John
Oxley  - Surveyor General, of 16 men and 19 horses
which crossed in this vicinity 2nd August 1818.
Joint project funded by the N.S..W Bicentennial Council,
Shire of Coonamble and Gulargambone Historical
Society. 
            Officially commemorated 31st July 1988

 

Inscription in Proximity
JOHN OXLEY 1818
Source: H, MA
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