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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.
|Address:||Bendigo - St Arnaud Road, Kooreh, 3478|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.641111|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-July-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-July-1836|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 5th October, 1955|
Major Mitchell Explorer passed this way on July 9th 1836.
Erected by Kooreh & District residents Oct, 5th 1955