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Burke & Wills Commemorative Plaque : 28-May-2011
Burke & Wills Commemorative Plaque : 28-May-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

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.

Location

Address:Mostyn & Well Streets, Burke & Wills Monument, Castlemaine, 3450
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.066695
Long: 144.226144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 20th August, 2010
Front Inscription

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

 

Source: MA
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