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John Oxley : 17-February-2011
John Oxley : 17-February-2011

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Monument commemorates John Oxley.

Apart from Aboriginal significance of the area as a meeting place, John Oxley passed by the falls on 13 September 1818 and he named them the Bathurst Falls. He described it as “one of the most magnificent waterfalls we have seen”.

 

Location

Address:Apsley Falls Road, Apsley Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Walcha, 2354
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.050223
Long: 151.769549
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:13-September-1818
Actual Event End Date:13-September-1818

Dedication

Front Inscription

LT. JOHN OXLEY, R.N.
Discovered These Falls
On 13th September, 1818
After Crossing The River
Near This Point.  

The Scenic Stairway
Was Erected By
The Lions Club Of Walcha
In 1961

Source: MA
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