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A plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the commencement of the Victorian Exploration Expedition. The expedition set out from Royal Park in Melbourne on 20 August 1860.
The plaque includes a memorial map of the historic Burke and Wills expedition and is located in front of the original free-standing plaque at the Burke & Wills Monument.
The commemorative plaque was coordinated by the Castlemaine Pioneers and Old Residents and designed and made by local residents. It was financed through local contributions and a grant from the Mount Alexander Shire Council.
|Address:||Mostyn & Well Streets, Burke & Wills Monument, Castlemaine, 3450|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.066695|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 20th August, 2010|
20 - 8 -2010
Exactly 150 years Ago On 20 August 1860 The Victorian Exploring Expedition Departed From Royal Park, Melbourne.
Robert O`Hara Burke Had Been Superintendent Of Police At Castlemaine 1858 - 1860