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A monument commemorates the expedition of Count (Sir Paul) Strzelecki which passed through the area in 1840. 

At the unveiling of the Bulla memorial for Hume and Hovell,Charles Daley the Secretary of the Victorian Historical Society suggested that the idea be extended to other explorers and a committee was formed to mark out the routes of Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell, Angus McMillan, and Paul de Strzelecki.

A party, including Sir James Barrett, the under-secretary for Lands (Mr. H. O. Allan), and members of the Historical Society committee left Melbourne on Friday for Gippsland, where they will accompany the State Governor, who will unveil a series of cairns which have been erected to perpetuate the memory of the explorers Strzelecki and Angus McMillan, and to mark the routes of their chief explorations. The party will unveil several cairns each day, the itinerary to be followed being: Monday.— Omeo, Benambra, Swift's Creek, and Ensay. Tuesday.— Bruthen, Mossiface, Sarsfield, Lucknow, Calulu. Wednesday.— Sale ,Bundalaguah, Stratford, Bushy Park, Heyfield and Rosedale. Thursday.—Tom's Cap, Alberton, and Yarram. Friday.—Traralgon, Koornalla, Mirboo North and Leongatha, Saturday.—Korumburra and Corinella.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 4 April 1927.


 

Location

Address:Warragul - Korumburra Road & Bena - Korumburra Road, Korumburra, 3950
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.412716
Long: 145.80937
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:May-1840
Approx. Event End Date:May-1840

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th April, 1927
Front Inscription

Count Strzelecki

First Explorer Of South Gippsland
Passed This Spot
May 1840
Erected 1927.

Source: MA,MED,VMR,RHSV
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