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Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell

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The monument commemorates the Major Mitchell expedition which passed through the area in 1836. 

Monuments and memorials to commemorate Major Mitchell’s epic 1836 journey can be found in many locations throughout South-western Victoria. Mitchell crossed Victoria’s northern and western plains, found a European settlement already established at Portland, and returned to New South Wales to give a glowing account of the rich land of ‘Australia Felix’.

One hundred years later, local communities at points along his former route engaged enthusiastically in a bout of centennial monument building. After war memorials, the Mitchell monuments are the most common form of public commemoration in the region.

Location

Address:Wimmera Highway, Kooreh, 3478
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.640226
Long: 143.381208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:09-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:09-July-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th October, 1955
Front Inscription

MAJOR MITCHELL
EXPLORER
Passed This Way
On July 9th 1836.
Erected By
Kooreh & District Residents
Oct. 5th 1955.

Source: MA,VMR
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