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Port Douglas Teamsters Memorial
Port Douglas Teamsters Memorial

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Memorial and park was erected to commemorate the pioneers and founders of Port Douglas.

The memorial pays tribute to the teamsters and animals who braved the Bump Road and was erected for the centenary of Port Douglas in 1977. 

Location

Address:Captain Cook Highway, Teamsters Memorial Park, Craiglie, 4871
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.539167
Long: 145.469444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1877
Approx. Event End Date:1977

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1977
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AND THIS PARK CREATED TO HONOUR THE PIONEERS, THE FOUNDERS OF PORT DOUGLAS WHO PAUSED HERE AT CRAIGLIE.

ALSO TO THEIR FAITHFUL SERVANTS, THE HORSES MULES & BULLOCKS THAT PROVIDED THE MOTIVE POWER FOR THE COBB & CO. COACHES.

THE DRIVERS, HORSE & BULLOCK TEAMSTERS, PACKERS & ALL TRAVELLERS WHO BRAVED THE HORRORS OF THE OLD BUMP ROAD 1877-1893, WHEN PT. DOUGLAS WAS THE GATEWAY TO THE HINTERLAND.

ERECT. BY ADMIRERS & RESIDENTS OF DOUGLAS SHIRE FOR THE CENTENARY OF PORT DOUGLAS 1877-1977

Source: NRUM, MA
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