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Plaque unveiled to commemorate Ludwig Leichhardt's expedition of 1845 which passed in the vicinity of Comet. He named the Comet River after seeing a comet. 

Location

Address:Capricorn Highway, Comet, 4702
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.605371
Long: 148.545773
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:10-January-1845
Actual Event End Date:10-January-1845

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th June, 1983
Front Inscription

Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt passed in the vicinity of Comet on 10th January 1845 when exploring from Moreton Bay to north Australia in 1844-45. He named the Comet River as he saw a comet. Leichhardt discovered coal in the Bowen Basin.

PLAQUE UNVEILED BY SHIRE CHAIRMAN CR. R.C. MORTON M.B.E. ON THE 13TH JUNE 1983

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