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15-August-2017
15-August-2017

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A monument commemorates the passing of Muckadilla by Major Sir Thomas Mitchell`s exploration expedition in May 1846.

 

Location

Address:Warrego Highway, Muckadilla, 4461
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.584872
Long: 148.38727
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:09-May-1846
Actual Event End Date:09-May-1846

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th January, 1986
Front Inscription

This cairn was unveiled on 25th January 1986 at the Muckadilla School Centenary to commemorate the passing of this spot by Major Sir Thomas Mitchell Surveyor General of N S W on May 9th 1846.

An extract from his dairy of May 8th 1846 reads "I ascended an elevated north eastern extremity of Mount Abundance, and from it beheld the finest country I have ever seen in a primeval state.  A Champaign region.  Spotted with wood, stretching as far as human vision, or even the telescope could reach." 

Plaque funded by Roma / Bungil Bicentennial Community Commitee

Source: MA
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