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An obelisk commemorates the climbing of Mount Abrupt by Thomas Mitchell on 14 September 1836, with a plaque added in 1986 to celebrate the 150th anniversary.
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:||Glenelg Highway & Templeton Street, Dunkeld Caravan Park Reserve, Dunkeld, 3294|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.649607|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-September-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-September-1836|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 1st December, 1914|
In honor of Major Mitchell who having discovered Mt Abrupt ascended it 14th Sept 1836. This monument erected by residents of Dunkeld and District 14th Sept 1914.
Unveiled by Emeritus Professor C.M.H. Clark, A.C. In recognition of Major Mitchell`s visit to Dunkeld 150 years ago on this day 14th September 1986