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A plaque on a tree marks the site of the base camp of the 1860 Burke and Wills expedition.

On the Pamamaroo Creek is the site of the base camp of the 1860 Burke and Wills expedition. The expedition party included 15 men, 23 horse, 27 camels and 21 tons of stores. At the time of Burke's arrival in Menindee it was an outpost with no other settlements between here and the vast interior. On 19 October the small party of Burke, Wills, Brahe, King, Gray, McDonagh, Patton and Dost Mahomet, 15 horses and 16 camels left the Pamamaroo camp and headed north on their expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

 

Location

Address:Lake Pamamaroo, Main Weir, Menindee, 2879
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.304763
Long: 142.498466
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Source: MA
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