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John Oxley & Charles Sturt : 12-February-2011
John Oxley & Charles Sturt : 12-February-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The monument commemorates the explorations of John Oxley, George Evans and party who explored the area in 1818 and Charles Sturt and Hamilton Hume who carried out further exploration of the area in 1828 and 1829.

Explorer John Oxley camped on the present townsite during his investigation of the Macquarie River in 1818. He noted an abundance of kangaroos and emus.

 

Location

Address:Oxley Highway, Oxley Park, Warren, 2824
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.697306
Long: 147.839889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Front Inscription

John Oxley
In commemoration of JOHN OXLEY, GEORGE EVANS  and party. 

They camped in this vicinity on the night of 23rd June 1818.  On 27th June they discovered and named Mt. Harris of which this
rock was part.

Charles Sturt

CHARLES STURT, HAMILTON HUME and party passed about 1 mile to the north east on or about 18th December 1828 in their attempt to solve the problem of the supposed inland sea.

Source: MA
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