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24-April-2014
24-April-2014

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A monument commemorates explorer, Edward John Eyre who passed through Port Lincoln in August 1839 on his exploration of the west and north boundaries of Eyre Peninsula and in October 1840 on his epic journey to Western Australia.

The memory of explorer Edward John Eyre will be perpetuated by a monument being prepared by the Bishop Estate Progressive Association at Port Lincoln. The president, Mr. E. C. Jeanes said a bronze plaque had been made at a cost of £150 under the direction of the National Geographic Society and would be fixed to a large granite rock at the Eyre Memorial Gardens. It was expected the unveiling ceremony would be held later this year. The association proposes to plant the surrounding area with lawn.
News (Adelaide), 23 October 1954.

Location

Address:Gloucester Terrace, Eyre Park, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.716609
Long: 135.852889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1955
Front Inscription

1815  1901  

EDWARD JOHN EYRE
Passed through Port Lincoln August 1839 on his exploration of the west and north boundaries of Eyre Peninsula and in October 1840 on his epic journey to Western Australia.

Eyre (Eyria) Peninsula was named in his honour by Governor Gawler in 1839.

He was the first to traverse Australia from east to west.    Unveiled 1955

Source: MA
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