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A sculpture commemorates explorer Captain Charles Sturt.
Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 1869) was a British explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, starting from both Sydney and later from Adelaide. His expeditions traced several of the westward-flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River. He was searching to determine if there was an "inland sea".
The statue to be erected to the memory of Captain Charles Sturt, the explorer, was delivered at the site early on Mon day morning, and was unpacked by the contractor for the erection of the pedestal (Mr. George E. Morgan), in the presence of Messrs. C. E. Owen Smyth, I.S.O., A. E. Simpson (chief draughtsman), and Hon. D. J. Gordon, M.L.C, hon. secretary to the Sturt Fund. During the day the statue was fixed in position. At a meeting of the committee during the day arrangements wore completed for the unveiling ceremony to take place at noon an Thursday next. The Governor has consented to perform the ceremony.
Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA), 19 December 1916.
|Address:||Victoria Square, Adelaide, 5000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.927349|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 21st December, 1916|
Captain Charles Sturt
Born April 28th 1795 - Died June 16th 1869
Members of the Party 1829.
Charles Sturt Leader, George Macleay Second, Robert Harris, John Harris, Fraser, Clayton, Hopkinson, Mulholland, MacNamee
Main exploring expeditions.
1828-9 Macquarie, Darling, Castlereagh, Bogan.
1829-30 Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Murray, Lake Alexandrina.
1844-46 Central Australia.
Members of Party 1844-46
Charles Sturt leader, James Poole second, John Harris Browne surgeon, John McDouall Stuart draughtsman, Louis Piesse storekeeper, Daniel G Brock collector, Robert Flood, Joseph Cowley, George Davenport, James Lewis, David Morgan, Hugh Foulkes, John Jones, Richard Turpin, John Mack, John Sullivan, John Kirby