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Memorial plaque erected in 1915 by school children of the district in memory of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who discovered and named Mount Napier in 1836.
On his third expedition in 1836, Mitchell discovered the rich farming country of western Victoria, which he named "Australia Felix", or "Happy Australia". Prior to reaching this district, Mitchell found significant grazing land south of the Murray River. South of the Murray he discovered the Avoca and Glenelg Rivers. He then went on to discover the Campaspe and Wimmera Rivers and reached the coast near Cape Northumberland.
|Address:||Mount Napier State Park, Mount Napier, 3301|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.892808|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-August-1836|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-August-1936|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 12th August, 1915|
In memory of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell.
Explorer of Australia Felix who discovered and named Mount Napier in August 12th and 28th 1836.
Erected in his honour by school children of the District. Discovery Day 1915