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Frederick Walker Plaque
Frederick Walker Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque, erected as a Centenary of Federation Project in 2001, commemorates the tree blazed by Frederick Walker at Camp 23 in 1861. Walker led a team from Rockhampton to the Gulf searching in vain for the missing explorers, Burke and Wills. 

In 1861 Walker led a party in search of the ill fated Burke and Wills  expedition.  His meticulous journal of the search has been transcribed. However Walker failed to locate Burke and Wills and their party, arriving in the Gulf of Carpentaria ill, and died at Floraville Station on his return journey.


Address:Stansfield Street , Hughenden , 4821
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.845335
Long: 144.205545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1861


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

         CAMP 23
        OCT 22

This tree was blazed by
Frederick Walker on
his trek north from
Rockhampton to the
Gulf of Carpentaria
Flinders Shire Council
   Centenary of
Federation Project

Source: MA
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