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Plaque and shelter commemorates Thomas Mitchell's expedition. Major Edgar Towner V.C. a local landowner who spent much of his time tracing the paths of the explorers of western Queensland, is believed to be responsible for the plaque.

Thomas Mitchell was the first white man to describe this country. His party is recorded as having passed through the area in September 1846. He named Yuranigh Pond, near Isisford after his aboriginal headman.

Location

Address:Isisford-Emmet Road, about 6km from Isisford, Isisford, 4731
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.348333
Long: 144.4925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1866
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1866

Dedication

Front Inscription

YURANIGH`S PONDS
NAMED BY EXPLORER SIR THOMAS MITCHELL
WHO CAMPED HERE WITH HIS PARTY
ON THE 25. 4. 1866. IT WAS THE FIRST
STAGE OF THEIR RETURN JOURNEY TO
SYDNEY. YURANIGH WAS MITCHELLS
NATIVE GUIDE.

Source: NRUM, MA
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