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A plaque and shelter commemorates Thomas Mitchell's expedition. Major Edgar Towner V.C. a local landowner who spent much of his time tracing the paths of the explorers of western Queensland, is believed to be responsible for the plaque.

Thomas Mitchell was the first white man to describe this country. His party is recorded as having passed through the area in September 1846. He named Yuranigh Pond, near Isisford after his aboriginal headman.


Address:Isisford - Emmet Road, about 6 kilometres from Isisford, Isisford, 4731
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.348333
Long: 144.4925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1866
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1866


Front Inscription

Yuranigh`s Ponds

Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell who camped here with his party on the 25. r. 1866.

It was the first stage of their return journey to Sydney.

Yuranigh was Mitchell`s native guide.


Source: NRUM, MA
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