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A monument commemorates the arrival of Ernest Giles after he crossed from the west coast in 1876.

On 6 May 1875 Giles` party, which included, W.H. Tietkens, J. Young, A. Ross, Peter Nicholls, Saleh, Jimmy and Tommy, left from Beltana Station for their trip north and across the Great Victoria Desert. This time he was successful and reached Perth on 24 November 1875.

After a spell at the Western Australia Capital the party returned to South Australia. They did not take the easy way but went back via the Gibson desert finally arriving at the Peake on 23 August 1876. They had been gone for 15 months and travelled more than 8,000 kilometres. After returning the camels to Beltana Station they went on their way to Adelaide. They attended several parties in their honour at Beltana, Blinman, Burra, Gawler and Adelaide.


Address:Oodnadatta Track, 90.4 kilometres south near Peake Telegraph turnoff, Oodnadatta, 5734
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.037778
Long: 135.799167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:06-May-1875
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Actual Event End Date:23-August-1876
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Source: MA
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