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Commemorates explorer Major Thomas Mitchell, who explored the region around Cohuna in 1836
|Address:||King George Street, Cohuna, 3568|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.804439|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1836|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1836|
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