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The Attack Creek Historical Reserve is a memorial to the explorer John McDouall Stuart. The creek is the point from which Stuart turned back from his 1860 expedition to cross the continent, after an encounter with hostile Warumunga Aboriginal people.
|Address:||Stuart Highway, North of Three Ways, 74 kms north Tennant Creek, Attack Creek, 0862|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.023556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||25-June-1860|
|Actual Event End Date:||25-June-1860|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th June, 1960|
On 25 June 1860 John McDouall Stuart and his two companions William Kekwick and Benjamin Head reached Attack Creek the most northerly point of that expedition. Hostile natives and illness forced the party to return.
This plaque was unveiled by
The Honourable Paul Hasluck M.P.,
Minister of State for Territories.
25th June 1960