Edward John EyrePrint Page
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.
|Address:||Eyre Road, Heysen Park, Crystal Brook, 5523|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.348107|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||May-1839|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 29th September, 1951|
Edward John Eyre (1815 - 1901) on his first attempt to penetrate the far interior from the south discovered and passed through this district early in May 1839 and named the Rocky River and the Crystal Brook
Erected in the Commonwealth Jubilee Year.
Unveiled 29th September 1951.