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A monument commemorates explorer John Oxley.

In March 1817 Oxley was instructed to take charge of an expedition to ascertain the course of the Lachlan River. He decided to take George Evans with him on his expeditions and left in April 1817, following the Lachlan River westwards. After about 100 kilometres the party left the river banks, turning south-west. They moved across country, passing through the area where Rankins Springs is now located. From here Oxley turned north-west, once more coming to the Lachlan River.

Location

Address:Mid Western Highway, 10km West, John Oxley Rest Area, Rankins Springs, 2669
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.872244
Long: 146.184866
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1817
Approx. Event End Date:1817
Source: MA
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