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Commemorates explorer Major Thomas Mitchell and his expedition in 1836
|Address:||Old Leitchville Road, Mount Hope, Mount Hope Picnic Area, Pyramid Hill, 3575|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.984667|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-June-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1836|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2000|
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.