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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)
|Address:||Mair Street, Benalla, 3672|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.5519|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||13-October-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-October-1836|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1936|
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