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Thomas Mitchell : 28-December-2010
Thomas Mitchell : 28-December-2010

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

Commemorates explorer Major Thomas Mitchell and his expedition in 1836

Location

Address:Old Leitchville Road, Mount Hope, Mount Hope Picnic Area, Pyramid Hill, 3575
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.984667
Long: 144.208833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:28-June-1836
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

Major Thomas Mitchell climbed and named Mount Hope on 28 June 1936.  Mitchell could not resist the opportunity to explore the promising new country to the south.  Immediately he changed course and continued south-westwards.

Major Mitchell's expedition into the `Australia Felix` is commemorated by the Major Mitchell Trail, an Australian BiCentennial project with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

 

Source: MA
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