Eyre & Wylie SesquicentenaryPrint Page
Memorial commemorates the explorer Edward John Eyre and his companion Wylie who passed through the area on their way from Fowlers Bay to Albany.
Land exploration of the Esperance region can properly said to have begun in 1841. At the time Edward John Eyre and his aboriginal companion Wylie were involved in a 'do or die' struggle to cross the Nullarbor, desperately hoping to reach the safety of the King George`s Sound settlement. Suffering from starvation and exposure, Eyre and Wylie nearly came to grief at Lucky Bay. The pair were miraculously rescued by Captain Rossiter, the English master of a French whaling ship named the "Mississippi."
|Address:||Eleven Mile Beach Road, Pink Lake, Esperance, 6450|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.844167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-June-1841|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-June-1841|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1991|
Edward John Eyre and his companion Wylie on 18th June 1841 passed this way during the 1500 km journey from Fowlers Bay to Albany. Erected by the Shire of Esperance for the Sesquicentenary Celebration 1841 - 1991.