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A cairn commemorates the campsite of Major Mitchell's party who camped here in 1836. Mitchell left George Stapylton in charge while he travelled on to Sydney.
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. 36 cairns or tablets to Mitchell were erected.
|Address:||Bundooran & Monument Lanes , Glenthompson, 3293|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.684458|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-September-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-September-1836|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1936|
Major Thomas L. Mitchell, Explorer
camped here 18th Sept. 1836, whence leaving a party in Mr G.C. Stapylton`s charge.
He proceeded onward to Sydney.