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A monument marks the spot where John Oxley crossed the Wallamba River in 1818.
In 1818, John Oxley and his party, en route to Sydney after an inland expedition, carried a boat from Booti Booti to Boomerang Beach where they spent the night. One of the party was speared by the local Aborigines (the Wallamba, a sub-group of the Worimi people) who watched them from canoes. Oxley named Wallis Lake after the commandant of the penal settlement at Newcastle.
|Address:||South Street, Tuncurry, 2428|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.172778|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-October-1818|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-October-1818|
JOHN OXLEY HERE
RIVER 26 OCT 1818