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A monument commemorates explorer John Oxley.
John Oxley crossed Bowen`s Rivulet (Cox`s Creek) approximately 3 kilometres southwest of this spot on the 27th August 1818 and travelled east to Port Macquarie.
Note : As at 20 July 2016 it has been reported to us that the plaque on the monument has been stolen.
|Address:||Mullaley-Coolah Road, Mullaley Mountain, 4 kilometres south of Mullaley, Mullaley, 2379|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.136383|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||27-August-1818|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-August-1818|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 25th July, 1986|
On 27th August 1818 Surveyor General Lieutenant John Oxley crossed Bowen`s Rivulet (now Cox`s Creek) about 3km south-west of this point and travelled east toward Port Macquarie. He named the black soil area to the east and south-east
THE LIVERPOOL PLAINS
This stone was erected to honour him and remind us of the courage of all explorers and pioneers.
May all who pass this way give a thought to
"The tracks of those vanishing horsemen.
On a path covered over by time.
Their glory all gone...
Still their echoes live on here... In the beat of my rhyme".
Erected by Tambar Springs APEX.
Stone & Plaque Gunnedah Shire Council.
Citation from song by Eric Watson.
Unveiled 26-7-86 by Rachael Anne Barnes,
a great great great grandaughter of John Oxley