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20-September-2017
20-September-2017

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A monument commemorates Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1836. 

MELBOURNE, Saturday. The Historical Memorials Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria, yesterday unveiled memorials near the sites of the camps of Sir Thomas Mitchell, who, in 1836, penetrated Victoria from New South Wales as far as Portland. The memorials were erected at Talbot and Lexton, some miles to the north of Ballarat. The cairn at Talbot stands on the summit of Mt. Greenock above a gully where Sir Thomas Mitchell pitched a camp in September, 1836. The cairn at Lexton stands almost in the centre of the town. The unveiling was performed by the president of the Memorials Committee (Sir James Barrett).
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 31 March 1930.

Location

Address:Lexton-Talbot Road & School Lane, Lexton, 3352
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.273531
Long: 143.518978
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:25-September-1836
Actual Event End Date:25-September-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th March, 1930
Front Inscription

MAJOR MITCHELL
Passed Through This District
On 25th Sept 1836

Source: MA
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