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Allan Cunningham
Allan Cunningham

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A monument commemorates the explorer Allan Cunningham and his expedition in 1829.

On their journey westward Cunningham and his party camped overnight on the Lockyer Creek west of this site on 22nd June, 1829. On their return journey they camped one mile east of Gatton on 29th June, 1829.

Location

Address:Lake Apex Drive, Lake Apex Park, Gatton, 4343
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.57
Long: 152.270833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th July, 1982
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the journey of Allan Cunningham through the Lockyer Valley in 1829

Unveiled by the Hon. D. T. McVeigh M.P. Federal Minister for Housing & Construction & Member For Darling Downs

On their journey westwards Cunningham & his party camped overnight on Lockyer Creek 1½ miles west of this site on 22nd June 1829. On their return journey they camped 1 Mile east of Gatton on 29 June 1829.

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