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18-September-2013
18-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument and garden commemorate Major Thomas Mitchell, who explored the region around Cohuna in 1836. The garden is planted with species mentioned in Major Mitchell`s diaries. There are also information plaques pertaining to Mitchell and his exploration. 

Location

Address:Murray Valley Highway, Cohuna, 3568
State:VIC
Area:Australia
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.804439
Long: 144.218811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1836

Dedication

Front Inscription

On 30th June 1836
Major Thomas Mitchell climbed Pyramid Hill -
He wrote :

.."and the view was exceedingly beautiful over surrounding plains, shining fresh and green in the light of a fine morning.  As I stood, the first European intruder on the sublime solitude of these verdant plains as yet untouched by flocks or herds ; I felt conscious of being the harbinger of mighty changes ; and that our steps would soon be followed by the men and animals for which it seemed to have been prepared."

He names this "Australia Felix"- (the fortunate land)

This rock was taken from Pyramid Hill.  Donated by Mawsons

Source: MA
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