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A sculpture commemorates explorer Edward John Eyre.
Edward John Eyre (1815 – 1901) was an English land explorer of the Australian continent, colonial administrator, and a controversial Governor of Jamaica.
Eyre set out to explore the interior of South Australia, with two separate expeditions north to the Flinders Ranges and west to beyond Ceduna. Eyre, together with his Aboriginal companion Wylie, was the first European to traverse the coastline of the Great Australian Bight and the Nullarbor Plain by land in 1840-1841, on an almost 2000 mile trip to Albany, Western Australia.
The monument was commissioned by Sara Lee Kitchens (Australia) Pty Ltd and Gosford City Council for the State Bicentennial celebration in 1987.
|Address:||Maiden`s Brush Road, Rumbalara Reserve, Mouat Walk, North Gosford, 2250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.410319|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Carl Merton|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1987|
Edward John Eyre
1815 - 1901
Sculptor Carl Merton