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20-September-2013
20-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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, Mtount 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, Mtount Arapiles, Natimuk).
 

Location

Address:Leitchville –Pyramid Road, Mount Pyramid, Pyramid Hill, 3575
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.054336
Long: 144.140006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:30-June-1836
Actual Event End Date:30-June-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1935
Front Inscription

This cairn erected 1936.

Sir Thomas Mitchell, Explorer of Australia Felix, discovered and named this hill, ascended it on 30 June 1836.

This tablet was erected by residents of Pyramid Hill and district

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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