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Eyre Plaque : 12-Octoer-2002
Eyre Plaque : 12-Octoer-2002

Photographs supplied by Glen Tiver
A cairn erected in 2002 by Glen Tiver whose forebears owned the property "Rupara", which encompassed Mount Bryan and its environs, in memory of his descendants and the early explorers. The cairn bears four commemorative plaques in memory of Edward John Eyre, Gawler, Sturt and Bryan, Edward Frome and three generations of the "Tiver" family.

The cairn replaces the one erected by surveyor Edward Frome which was demolished by the South Australian Water Authority in 1970 to make way for other engineering works when Mount Bryan became a Water Reserve.

The first European to see the mountain now known as Mount Bryan was the explorer Edward John Eyre who explored the area in July 1839. It was next explored and climbed in December 1839, by Governor Gawler, Captain Charles Sturt and party which included the young man, Henry Bryan, in whose honour Gawler named the feature. In 1842, the Colonial Surveyor, Lieutenant Edward Frome further explored the area and erected a cairn on the site. Frome is also reputed to have been the first European to ascend to the actual summit. He later again visited the area, at which time he climbed to the summit and made a number of sketches

Location

Address:Mount Bryan Summit, Mount Bryan East , 5419
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.426944
Long: 138.972778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th December, 2002
Front Inscription

COMMEMORATING THE FATEFUL EXPEDITION OF 
COLONEL GAWLER 
(GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA) AND 
CAPTAIN CHARLES STURT (SURVEYOR GENERAL)  
AND THEIR PARTY, WHO DISCOVERED MOUNT BRYAN ON A JOURNEY NORTHWEST FROM THE GREAT BEND IN THE RIVER MURRAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND SUITABLE LAND FOR AGRICULTURE IN 

DECEMBER 1839
GOVERNOR GAWLER NAMED 'MOUNT BRYAN'  
ON 12 DECEMBER 1839 IN HONOUR OF 

HENRY BRYAN 
A MEMBER OF THE EXPEDITION, WHO BECAME LOST AND 
PERISHED ON THE RETURN JOURNEY TO THE RIVER MURRAY

 

Left Side Inscription

COMMEMORATING THE EXPEDITION OF  
EDWARD JOHN EYRE  
AND HIS PARTY  

THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO EXPLORE THE  
AREA WEST OF HALLETT ON A TREK TO THE 
NORTHERN AREAS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN 

JULY 1839
 

Back Inscription

COMMEMORATING THE EXPEDITION OF 
CAPTAIN EDWARD FROME 
      (SURVEYOR GENERAL)
          AND HIS PARTY 
THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO SCALE MOUNT BRYAN  
                   IN 
                 
1842

FROM THIS SUMMIT CAPT. FROME SKETCHED 
AND NAMED 'THE RAZORBACK RANGE' 

Right Side Inscription
IN MEMORY OF OUR FOREFATHERS 
JAMES TIVER J.P.
(1829-1909)
JAMES TIVER J.P.
(1829-1909)
GEORGE SAMUEL TIVER J.P.
(1873 -1959) 
DONALD EDGAR TIVER J.P.
(1903 - 1976) 
THREE SUCCESSIVE TIVER GENERATIONS TO HOLD 
PASTORAL PROPERTY IN THE HALLETT AND YUNTA DISTRICTS

THIS CAIRN ERECTED BY THE TIVER FAMILY IN 2002 I
N HONOUR OF OUR EARLY EXPLORERS AND SETTLERS 

 
Source: MA
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