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01-January-2015
01-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Geoff Turner

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.

Location

Address:Maiden`s Brush Road, Rumbalara Reserve, Mouat Walk, North Gosford, 2250
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.410319
Long: 151.387407
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Monument Designer:Carl Merton

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1987
Front Inscription

Edward John Eyre

1815 - 1901 

Sculptor Carl Merton

Source: MA
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