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Frederick Walker Plaque
Frederick Walker Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A 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.

Location

Address:Stansfield Street , Hughenden , 4821
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.845335
Long: 144.205545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1861
Approx. Event End Date:1861

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

CAMP 23
FW
OCT 22
1861

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
2001

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