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Plaque and seat in John Magee Park commemorate John Oxley’s discovery and naming of Mermaid Reach in 1823.

Oxley named the relatively straight stretch of the Brisbane River from Seventeen Mile Rocks to the next bend Mermaid Reach in honour of his sailing vessel "Mermaid".

Location

Address:Counihan Road, John Magee Park , Seventeen Mile Rocks, 4073
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.53845
Long: 152.959826
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Source: MA
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