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22-July-2016
22-July-2016
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin / Bryan Cole

A plaque commemorates the centenary of Charles Sturt’s exploration into Central Australia and the passing of his party through the district in 1844. 

The plaque was originally located on a cairn unveiled in 1944 on the old Market allotment at the corner of Murray and Cowan Streets. The cairn was demolished in 2002 when 156 Murray was developed as 'Bed Shed' and the plaque itself was affixed to the wall next to 154 Murray Street.

Location

Address:154 Murray Street, Alcove, Gawler, 5118
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.596455
Long: 138.74894
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:13-August-1844
Actual Event End Date:16-August-1844

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th August, 1944
Front Inscription

CAPTAIN CHARLES STURT
Central Australian Exploring Expedition,
Passed Through Gawler
13 - 16 August 1844.
The Principal Discoveries Were Barrier
And Grey Ranges, Cooper and Eyre Creeks.
                                      Erected 1944

Source: MA
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