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Thomas Mitchell : 14-May-2013
Thomas Mitchell : 14-May-2013

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Commemorates explorer Major Mitchell who camped on Honeysuckle Creek and named it Violet Creek

Location

Address:High Street, Honeysuckle Creek Bridge, Violet Town, 3669
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.637414
Long: 145.726328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1836
Actual Event End Date:11-October-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th October, 1986
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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