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Commemorates explorer Major Mitchell who camped on Honeysuckle Creek and named it Violet Creek
|Address:||High Street, Honeysuckle Creek Bridge, Violet Town, 3669|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.637414|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-October-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-October-1836|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 11th October, 1986|
Shire of Violet Town.
This shrine commemmorates that Major T.L.Mitchell, Surveyor General, camped here on 11th October 1836 during his Australia Felix expedition. He named the stream Violet Creek.
This tablet was unveiled by G.Eccleston who originally surveyed the route. D.W.Dixon, Shire Engineer; Cr A.Burnside, Shire President; J.R.Kyle Shire Secretary. 11th October 1986