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A monument commemorates Ludwig Leichhardt`s exploration of the area in 1845.

The first explorer to visit the Peak Downs region was Ludwig Leichhardt and his fellow journeymen, early in 1845 on their way to the Northern Territory. On February 13th of that year, Ludwig camped by the banks of a dry riverbed. He named this river the Isaac River, in honour of a Darling Downs man, Mr Frank Isaac. Mr Isaac had earlier supported the explorer, by offering him some bullocks for his quest. Leichhardt missed the current site of Moranbah by only a few kilometres, and was the only explorer ever to come that close.


Address:Peak Downs Highway, Isaac River Rest Area , Moranbah, 4744
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.048857
Long: 148.131126
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:13-February-1845
Actual Event End Date:13-February-1845
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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