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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.
|Address:||Castlereagh Highway, John Oxley Memorial Rest Area,12.5kms N, Gulargambone, 2828|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.226501|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1818|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1818|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 31st July, 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
Officially commemorated 31st July 1988
JOHN OXLEY 1818