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Thomas Mitchell - 28-October-2011
Thomas Mitchell - 28-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

An obelisk commemorates Major Thomas Mitchell, and the Henty Brothers who first settled here in 1847, and to Sir Alexander Peacock who unveiled the memorial "in recognition of his work for education".

The memorial was unveiled in September 1927 in front of a large gathering of local people,dignitaries and students, Radio station 3LO broadcast the National Anthem at 2.00pm and the announcer in the Melbourne studio read and address prepared by James Sexton. The gathering listened to the broadcast of a six-valve radio loaned by Mr. J. James

Location

Address:Casteron Road, Dwyers Creek, Henty School Site, Henty, 3312
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.659833
Long: 141.502753
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1847
Approx. Event End Date:1847

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-1927
Front Inscription

To the memory of Major Mitchell 1836 and Messrs Henty Bros 1837, and those who followed in their footsteps

Source: MA,VMR
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