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Thomas Mitchell : 14-May-2013
Thomas Mitchell : 14-May-2013

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A memorial stone commemorates explorer Major Thomas Mitchell who camped at the site and named it Violet Creek in 1836. 

Location

Address:High Street, Honeysuckle Creek Bridge, Violet Town, 3669
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.637414
Long: 145.726328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:11-October-1836
Actual Event End Date:11-October-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th October, 1986
Front Inscription

SHIRE OF VIOLET TOWN

This Stone Commemorates That
MAJOR T. L. MITCHELL 
Surveyor General
Camped Here On 11th October 1836
During His "Australia Felix" Expedition.

He Named The Stream
VIOLET CREEK 

This Tablet Was Unveiled By G.Eccleston
Who Originally Surveyed The Route.

D.W.Dixon, Shire Engineer;
Cr A.Burnside, Shire President;
J.R.Kyle Shire Secretary.

11th October 1986

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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