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A nine foot memorial cairn commemorates the explorers and pioneers who discovered a route to Trinity Bay between June and October 1876 as an outlet for the Hodgkinson goldfields . The cairn was erected by the Mulgrave Shire Council, and the plaque was unveiled on June 9th 1958, by Mrs. Daisy Hine, a daughter of John Doyle. 


Address:Kennedy Highway, Smithfield, 4878
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.838531
Long: 145.686833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th June, 1958
Front Inscription

The Men Who Blazed the Track -1876- Those Pathfinders who, between June and October 1876, discovered the Barron River, the Falls, and a route to Trinity Bay as an outlet for the Hodgkinson Goldfield.” William Smith, John Doyle, Sub-Inspector Alexander Douglas, Frederick Horatio Warner, Edwin Crossland, “and the other pioneers of Smithfield.”

Source: MA
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