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A monument commemorates the voyage of exploration by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836.
Representatives of the Ararat Shire and Borough Councils and the Ripon Shire Council at a conference here discussed the proposal to commemorate the passing of Major Mitchell, the explorer through this district in 1836. It was decided to join in erecting a cairn about 16ft high near Buangor, at a point where Major Mitchell’s track crossed the Western Highway, and also to place a memorial tablet on the cairn at the summit of Mount William, in the Grampians which the explorer climbed during his 1836 journey.
The Argus (Melbourne), 3 October 1929.
|Address:||Western Highway, 8 kilometres east of Buangor, Buangor, 3375|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.389999|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-September-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||23-September-1836|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||March-1930|
Passed by this site on
23rd September 1836
Erected March 1930
Ripon and Ararat Shires
And Ararat Borough