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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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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:Alexandra Parade , Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, 3300
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.742778
Long: 142.02
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:12-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:12-September-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th March, 1937
Front Inscription

Major Thomas Mitchell explorer passed this way 12th September 1836. Erected 15th March 1937

Source: MA,MED,VMR
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