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Unveiling 1960 (John Edwards Collection
Unveiling 1960 (John Edwards Collection

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Rick Moore / Russell Byers / John Edwards Collection

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.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, North of Three Ways, 74 kilometres north Tennant Creek, Attack Creek, 0862
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.023556
Long: 134.141447
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:25-June-1860
Actual Event End Date:25-June-1860

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th June, 1960
Front Inscription

On 25 June 1860 John McDouall Stuart and his two companions William Kekwick and Benjamin Head reached Attack Creek their most northerly point of that expedition.  

Hostile natives and iIllness forced the party to return.

This plaque was unveiled by the Honourable Paul Hasluck M.P.,  Minister of State for Territories.
25th June 1960

Source: MA
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