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A plaque commemorates Major Thomas Mitchell`s fourth expedition of 1846.

In December 1845 Mitchell began his fourth expedition north-west from Boree in search for an overland route to Port Essington. By June 1846 he had established a depot on the Maranoa and for nearly four months explored around the headwaters of the Maranoa, Warrego and Belyando Rivers, still hopeful of finding a great river flowing north-west. On 25 September, near Isisford on the Barcoo, which he called the Victoria, when short of supplies and threatened by Aboriginals, he turned back, but only after his observations and his hopes had deluded him that he had at last found his great river to the northward.

Location

State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.055444
Long: 147.361511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-2008
Source: MA,ADB
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Exploration
Exploration
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