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Strezlecki Statue : 19-December-2013
Strezlecki Statue : 19-December-2013

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A statue commemorates Polish explorer and scientist, Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki

From 1839 to 1843 Strzelecki explored and surveyed vast areas of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. While exploring in the Snowy Mountains region he discovered and climbed Mount Kosciuszko which he named in honour of the Polish leader and patriot Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Location

Address:Kosciuszko Road, Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne, 2627
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.4148
Long: 148.625258
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Monument Designer:Dr. Jerzy Sobocinski (Poznan, Poland)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th November, 1988
Front Inscription

SIR PAUL EDMUND STRZELECKI K.C.M.G., C.B., F.R.S., F.R.G.S., D.C.L. (Oxon)
EXPLORER AND SCIENTIST 

BORN IN POLAND AT GLUSZYNA, NEAR POZNAN, ON  20TH JULY, 1797 PAUL EDMUND STRZELECKI ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA ON 25TH APRIL 1839.

FROM 1839 TO 1843 HE EXPLORED AND SURVEYED VAST AREAS ON NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA AND TASMANIA.

WHILE EXPLORING THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS REGION  OF NEW SOUTH WALES HE DISCOVERED AND CLIMBED  AUSTRALIA'S HIGHEST PEAK " MOUNT KOSCIUSKO" ,  WHICH HE NAMED IN HONOUR OF THE POLISH LEADER  AND PATRIOT TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO.

HE DISCOVERED GOLD AND SILVER IN NEW SOUTH  WALES, COAL DEPOSITS IN TASMANIA , INVESTIGATED THE  POSSIBILITES OF IRRIGATION, MEASURED THE HEIGHTS  OF MOUNTAINS, CARRIED OUT SOIL ANALYSIS AND  COLLECTED AND IDENTIFIED MANY FOSSILS AND  MINERALS.

PAUL EDMUND STRZELECKI WAS ONE OF THE FIRST  SCIENTISTS IN AUSTRALIA TO UNDERTAKE INVESTIGATIONS IN MANY FIELDS INCLUDING GEOLOGY, MINEROLOGY, METEOROLOGY AND ZOOLOGY.  

A RENOWNED EXPLORER AND SCIENTIST HE CONTRIBUTED  GREATLY TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF  AUSTRALIA.



 

Source: MA
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