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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 9th June, 1958|
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.”