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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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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
Long: 143.256713
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:23-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:23-September-1836


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:March-1930
Front Inscription

   Major Mitchell
Passed by this site on
23rd September 1836
Erected March 1930
Ripon and Ararat Shires
And Ararat Borough

Source: MA
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