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24-September-2013
24-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Bundooran & Monument Lanes , Glenthompson, 3293
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.684458
Long: 142.483847
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:18-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:18-September-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1936
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA, MED,VMR,RHSV
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