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30-March-2014
30-March-2014

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A monument commemorates Edward John Eyre Eyre`s journey and replenishment of supplies. The monument was unveiled during the sesquicentenary celebration in 1991. 

Edward John Eyre established a base camp in the sandhills at Fowlers Bay, from where, in 1841, he embarked upon his epic overland journey of exploration, westward to Albany.

Location

State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.987665
Long: 132.438503
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:25-February-1841

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th February, 1991
Front Inscription

EDWARD JOHN EYRE
BAXTER, WYLIE, JOEY, YARRY

Departed From Fowlers Bay On The 1,500km Journey To Albany Of February 25th 1841

Erected By The Coorabie & District Progress Assoc. Inc. For The Sesquicentenary Celebration 1841 - 1991

This Plaque Was Unveiled By Mr. Lloyd O`Neill M.H.R. On  25th February 1991

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Exploration
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Settlement
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