Ludwig Leichhardt ExpeditionPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Capricorn Highway, Comet, 4702|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -23.605371|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-January-1845|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-January-1845|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 13th June, 1983|
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