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A plaque and seat in commemorate John Oxley’s exploration and naming of Mermaid Reach in 1823.

On 26th May 2012 a seat with plaque nearby was installed in the riverside parkland at Windermere Estate, overlooking the river: this commemorates John Oxley’s passage along and naming of Mermaid Reach. The date, nominated by his family, was significant - the anniversary of Oxley’s death in 1828. 

Oxley named the relatively straight stretch of the Brisbane River from Seventeen Mile Rocks to the next bend Mermaid Reach in honour of his sailing vessel "Mermaid".

Location

Address:Counihan Road, John Magee Park , Seventeen Mile Rocks, 4073
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.53845
Long: 152.959826
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th May, 2012
Source: MA
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