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30-August-2013
30-August-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell.

At the unveiling of the Bulla memorial for Hume and Hovell, Charles Daley the Secretary of the Victorian Historical Society suggested that the idea be extended to other explorers and a committee was formed to mark out the routes of Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell, Angus McMillan, and Count Paul de Strzelecki.

Thirty-six cairns or tablets to Mitchell were erected at Nyah West, Swan Hill, Cohuna, Mount Pyramid, Fernihurst, Wedderburn, Kanya, Stawell, Mount William, Horsham, Mount Arapiles, Miga Lake, Harrow, Coleraine, Casterton, Dartmoor, Isle of Bags, Portland, Mount Rouse, Mount Napier, Hamilton, Lake Repose, Dunkeld, Middle Creek, Mount Greenock, Skipton, Mitchellstown, Nagambie, Castlemaine, Expedition Pass, Kyneton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Gooramadda and a public park at Natimuk (Major Mitchell Park, Mount Arapiles, Natimuk)

Location

Address:Western Highway, Green Lake, 3401
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.786336
Long: 142.297336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:20-July-1836
Actual Event End Date:20-July-1836

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1936
Front Inscription

Major Mitchell with his exploring party passed this spot July 20th 1836

Erected by the Horsham Rotary Club 1937

Source: MA
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