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15-May-2018
15-May-2018

Photographs supplied by Craig Tilley

The monument commemorates the expedition of Major Thomas Mitchell who camped near the site in 1836.  Major Mitchell named the mountain Arapiles in 1836. Major Mitchell had served in the Peninsula War and had fought in the Battle of Salamanca in 1812. Arapiles was a village near the battle site.  

 

 

Location

Address:McLures Road, west side of Mount Arapiles, Arapiles, 3401
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.753635
Long: 141.805743
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:22-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:24-July-1836

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell and Party Camped Near This Site

22nd.-24th. July 1836.

Erected by Arapiles Historical Society and Forests Commission Victoria

1970. 

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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