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12-October-2018
12-October-2018

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A cairn commemorates the crossing of the Burke River by Burke and Wills in 1861. The cairn was unveiled during the official opening of the Boulia Caravan Park in 1968. It also commemorates Eli Vallis, the first white man to set foot in Boulia around 1876. 

Boulia is located on the Burke River, which was named by the explorers Burke and Wills on their journey through the area in 1860. He named the nearby Wills River after his second in command.

 

Location

Address:Diamantina Developmental Road, Outside Caravan Park, Boulia, 4829
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.910376
Long: 139.917938
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 18th July, 1968
Front Inscription
BOULIA CARAVAN PARK
     Officially Opened By
THE HON. J. HERBERT
Minister For Labour And Tourism
      18th JULY 1968
Commemorating The Crossing Of 
     THE BURKE RIVER
        Near This Spot By 
   BURKE AND WILLS
      In January 1861
                    And 
The First White Man To Set Foot In Boulia 

            ELI VALLIS
         In About 1876 
Source: MA
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