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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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Monuments and memorials to commemorate Major Mitchell’s epic 1836 journey can be found in many locations throughout South-western Victoria. Mitchell crossed Victoria’s northern and western plains, found a European settlement already established at Portland, and returned to New South Wales to give a glowing account of the rich land of ‘Australia Felix’.

One hundred years later, local communities at points along his former route engaged enthusiastically in a bout of centennial monument building. After war memorials, the Mitchell monuments are the most common form of public commemoration in the region.

Location

Address:Bendigo - St Arnaud Road, Kooreh, 3478
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.641111
Long: 143.384444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:09-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:09-July-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th October, 1955
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell Explorer passed this way on July 9th 1836.

Erected by Kooreh & District residents Oct, 5th 1955

Source: MA,VMR
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