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Thomas Mitchell : 20-October-2011
Thomas Mitchell : 20-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A cairn unveiled during the centenary year of Thomas Mitchell's exploration marks one of his camp sites .

At the unveiling of the Bulla memorial for Hume and Hovell, Charles Daley the Secretary of the Victorian Historical Society suggested that the idea be extended to other explorers and a committee was formed to mark out the routes of Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell, Angus McMillan, and Count Paul de Strzelecki.

Thirty-six cairns or tablets to Mitchell were erected at Nyah West, Swan Hill, Cohuna, Mount Pyramid, Fernihurst, Wedderburn, Kanya, Stawell, Mount William, Horsham, Mount Arapiles, Miga Lake, Harrow, Coleraine, Casterton, Dartmoor, Isle of Bags, Portland, Mount Rouse, Mount Napier, Hamilton, Lake Repose, Dunkeld, Middle Creek, Mount Greenock, Skipton, Mitchellstown, Nagambie, Castlemaine, Expedition Pass, Kyneton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Gooramadda and a public park at Natimuk (Major Mitchell Park, Mount Arapiles, Natimuk)

 

Location

Address:Mair Street, Benalla, 3672
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.5519
Long: 145.981733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:13-October-1836
Actual Event End Date:13-October-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1936
Front Inscription

Explorer, Major Thomas L. Mitchell, fourth Surveyor-General of N.S.W. (later Colonel Sir Thomas Mitchell), and his party camped near here on 13 October 1836

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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