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30-March-2014
30-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Rick Moore

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 kms 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:Discovery
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 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

Source: MA
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