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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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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

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway & Templeton Street, Dunkeld Caravan Park Reserve, Dunkeld, 3294
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.649607
Long: 142.34479
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:14-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:14-September-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st December, 1914
Front Inscription

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.

Plaque : 

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

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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